More than $22 million will be awarded to nearly 80 organization through the Federal VOCA Victim Assistance and the Federal State Access and Visitation Program grant awards

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, the organizations eligible for Victims of Crime Act funding include: domestic violence programs and shelters, child abuse programs, centers for missing children, mental health services, community and faith-based organizations, Tribes, and other community-based victim coalitions and support organizations that provide services directly to crime victims.

The award recipients provide these services in response to the emotional, psychological, or physical needs of crime victims and survivors.

According to the statement, Victims of Crime Act funds help crime victims and survivors stabilize their lives after a victimization; understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and restore a measure of security and safety to their daily lives.

Governor Laura Kelly released the following statement:

“I know these organizations will continue to provide essential care for the Kansans who rely on these services. My administration will continue leveraging every resource and seeking opportunities to prioritize and support crime victims.” 

More information here.