Grant Awards Announced to Enhance Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crimes

Topeka, Kan. — Governor Laura Kelly announced more than $1.8 million in grant awards to enhance the responsiveness of victim advocates to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, and stalking.

“We have a responsibility to do all we can to protect victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “The work our law enforcement officers, victim advocate groups, and the local communities do on this front are important to ensuring justice is served and our communities are safe.”

These grants are provided through the Federal Services, Training, Officers, and Prosecutors Violence Against Women Act Formula Grant Program (S.T.O.P. VAWA). The program supports the efforts of communities to strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women, provide victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women, and promote a coordinated community response to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault/rape, and stalking.

Funds from the Federal Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) assist programs in providing victims of sexual assault with crisis intervention and accompaniment and advocacy assistance through the medical and criminal justice processes. The funds also provide educational information to survivors of sexual assault.

Funds are made available through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

2022 S.T.O.P. VAWA Grant Awards
County Organization Name Grant Award
Barton Family Crisis Center $43,280
Douglas Douglas County District Attorney’s Office $64,481
Douglas Douglas County Sheriff’s Office $30,863
Douglas The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center $46,860
Ellis Northwest Kansas Community Corrections $35,000
Ellis Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services $16,575
Ford Ford County Attorney’s Office $58,743
Geary Crisis Center, Junction City Domestic Violence Task Force $54,374
Harvey Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force $57,617
Jackson Jackson County Sheriff’s Office $55,461
Johnson Gardner Police Department $61,060
Johnson Safehome $41,621
Lyon SOS $32,489
Riley Crisis Center, Riley Co. Domestic Violence Task Force $51,014
Sedgwick Catholic Charities, Harbor House $50,386
Sedgwick City of Wichita Police Department $150,142
Sedgwick Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center $110,475
Shawnee Kansas Bureau of Investigation $6,780
Shawnee Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence $71,358
Shawnee Kansas Department of Corrections $66,589
Wyandotte Friends of Yates $46,650
Wyandotte Unified Government Legal Department $84,616
Wyandotte Unified Government District Attorney’s Office $147,409
TOTAL $1,383,843 

 

2022 SASP Grant Awards
County Organization Name Grant Award
Douglas The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center $69,441
Finney Family Crisis Services $20,926
Harvey Harvey Co. Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Task Force $58,801
Lyon SOS $23,403
Sedgwick Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center $117,070
Shawnee YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment $60,078
Wyandotte Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault $130,457
TOTAL $480,176