Topeka The director of a Kansas coalition that helps domestic abuse victims says a new state contract encouraging two-parent families and abstinence might conflict with the work of her 29 member organizations.
Joyce Grover is executive director of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. The state's contract with Grover's coalition expires in June, and she says some phrases in the new contract might make it tougher for groups to operate effectively.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a spokeswoman for the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services said her agency is clarifying some of the contract's language.
Democratic Sen. Laura Kelly says some of the specifications in the state's request for proposals for the new contract don't make any sense in domestic violence situations.