June 23, 2024

AG Derek Schmidt announces grants for Garden City organizations

Office of the Kansas Attorney General

TOPEKA – (August 26, 2019) – Two Garden City organizations have been awarded more than $69,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The grants were awarded to support the following programs:

  • Family Crisis Services, Inc., $5,000 to help women that have been human trafficked by developing strategies to address their needs.
  • Family Crisis Services, Inc., $50,000 to continue to strengthen the provision of trauma-informed and victim-centered DV/SA crisis services, to strengthen collaboration with community partners to improve services provided to victims, and to continue to bring awareness and information to the community through engaging community events.
  • Spirit of the Plains, CASA, $14,120 to provide staff and resources to support Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers to support victims of child abuse and neglect in the 25th Judicial District. 

“Organizations across Kansas do great work every day to support victims of crime,” Schmidt said. “We are proud to support these organizations through the victims services grant programs.”

The award was made from the Protection from Abuse Fund, State Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect and Human Trafficking Victim Assistance 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 Crime Victims’ Assistance Fund for Child Abuse and Neglect is funded through county court costs, municipal court assessments and State General Fund appropriations. The Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Fund is funded through fines, penalties, forfeitures and State General Fund appropriations.

This year, the attorney general’s office awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to local and state crime victim assistance organizations. More information on the grant programs and the full list of award recipients is available on the attorney general’s website at www.ag.ks.gov.