Posted 2 years ago
By Fred Gough
TOPEKA – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt Friday announced that three Hutchinson organizations have been awarded grants totaling nearly 90-thousand dollars for victims’ service programs.
The grants awarded will fund the following projects:
Horizons Mental Health Center will get $5,495 to fund the organization’s Personal Safety Awareness Program for 2nd- and 4th- graders.
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center is getting $36,650 to operate a child exchange and visitation center. They will get an additional $36,488 to provide emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic/sexual violence.
Visions of Hope, Inc., Reno County CASA will get $10,990 to support CASA volunteers to advocate for children who are in court because of abuse or neglect.
“Organizations throughout Kansas are key partners in providing essential services to crime victims,” Schmidt said. “We are proud to support the valuable work of these organizations.”
These grants were awarded from the State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect, State Child Exchange and Visitation Centers Fund, Protection from Abuse Fund which are financed from county court costs, municipal court assessments, district court docket fees for civil procedures, marriage license fees and district court docket fees.
This year, the Attorney General’s Office awarded nearly $2 million in grants to local and state crime victim assistance organizations through the Victims’ Services Grants Program.