5 Douglas County agencies awarded nearly $570,000 combined from federal grant program for crime victim and survivor service organizations
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Gov. Laura Kelly announced nearly $15 million in federal grant funding to 65 crime victim and survivor service organizations across the state Friday, and five Douglas County agencies were among the recipients.
The Child Advocacy Center of Douglas County, Douglas County CASA, the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, the Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center and the Willow Domestic Violence Center were awarded nearly $570,000 combined from the federal Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance grant program. The grant allocations for each agency follow:
• Child Advocacy Center of Douglas County, $41,003
• Douglas County CASA, $17,677
• Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, $64,571
• The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center, $182,726
• The Willow Domestic Violence Center, $263,559
“Crime victims and survivor services are critical to the well-being of impacted Kansans,” Kelly said in a release announcing the grants. “This funding ensures these organizations can continue providing services to get victims and survivors the support and justice they deserve.”
The grants are intended to help agencies increase access to justice, support crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, and strengthen community safety.