A pair of Manhattan organizations have been awarded more than $85,000 in grants to provide services for crime victims.
The Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Wednesday that The Crisis Center received just north of $53,000 to recruit, train and supervise volunteers to assist professional staff who provide in-person, around-the-clock crisis intervention services, as well as a safe shelter for sexual and domestic violence victims in the center’s five-county region.
Sunflower CASA has also been awarded more than $18,000 to provide supervised visitation and monitored exchange services to children and their non-residential parents; $10,000 to support the CASA program to ensure an increased number of children are able to benefit from volunteer advocacy through quality training and supervision; and $4,000 for operating expenses for children’s advocacy centers.
The awards were made from the Protection from Abuse Fund, the State Child Exchange and Visitation Centers Fund, the State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Children’s Advocacy Centers Fund.
*The Protection from Abuse Fund is funded by State General Fund appropriations, marriage license fees, county court costs and municipal court assessments.
*The State Child Exchange and Visitation Centers Fund is funded through marriage license fees and State General Fund appropriations.
*The State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect is funded through county court costs, municipal court assessments, and State General Fund appropriations.
*The Children’s Advocacy Centers Fund is funded though the remittance of applicable fines, penalties and forfeitures from clerks of the district courts.