Archive for Sunday, December 25, 2011

New SRS contract concerns advocates, lawmakers

December 25, 2011


— 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.


Alceste 6 years, 1 month ago this another one of them same sex, transgenderdeally bobs? Does this new contract from SRS stipulate the sexual makeup/"orientation" of the parents'? Is a two parent family one which consists of a man and woman; a man and a man; a woman and a woman; etc?

kochmoney 6 years, 1 month ago

No. The objection is to encouraging two parent families and marriage when one of those parents is abusive.

billbodiggens 6 years, 1 month ago

This article is a waste of time. There is not a cogent fact anywhere in the thing. The only thing it tells us is some are concerned with the language of the new contract. What language? Why not actually construct an article that has enough facts in it to inform the readers rather than just reach for yet another emotional reaction based upon nothing but fear and foreboding?

kochmoney 6 years, 1 month ago

If you click through to the link at the CJ, it's a lot clearer.

Fossick 6 years, 1 month ago

How many "concerns" articles is that for this week? Half a dozen? Maybe it would be easier to find something Sam is doing that the "advocates" are not concerned about.

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