Gov. Kelly announced that more than 40 domestic violence programs and children’s advocacy centers in Kansas will receive more than $6 million in grants to improve services for survivors of violence and child abuse

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, the 2022 State General Fund Grant Program for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault provides funds for sexual and domestic violence programs in communities across Kansas.

Officials say that the programs are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provide a wide range of services such as emergency safe shelter, crisis helpline calls, crisis, intervention, ongoing counseling and support.

Gov. Kelly also said that the Kansas CACs are awarded funds from the 2022 State General Funds for Children’s Advocacy Centers.

CACs are child-focused, community-oriented programs coordinating investigation and intervention services for abused children by bringing together professionals and agencies in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary model.

Governor Kelly said:

“Through these grants, we will bolster critical support services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. My administration will continue to do all we can to provide support and resources to Kansans who need it most.”