Two Leavenworth nonprofit organizations have been awarded $89,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime.
Grants have been awarded to the Alliance Against Family Violence and the First Judicial District CASA Association by the Kansas Attorney General’s office.
The Alliance Against Family Violence was awarded $25,000 to provide administrative support for the organization throughout the grant year.
The First Judicial District CASA Association was awarded $17,250 to assist child victims of abuse and neglect through advocacy and to provide advocacy services directed at reducing the incidence of child abuse and neglect.
The organization also was awarded $46,750 to increase, enhance and expand services and assistance to children and families in need of supervised visitation or exchange.
Kelly Meyer, executive director of CASA, said the grants have been received by the attorney general’s office each year for the last 10 years or more.
“We are very happy to continue to have support from the attorney general’s office for those two programs,” Meyer said.
This year, the attorney general’s office awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to local and state crime victim assistance organizations.
“Organizations across Kansas do great work every day to support victims of crime,” Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. “We are proud to support these organizations through the victims services grant programs.”
For more information on the grant programs and the full list of award recipients, visit the attorney general’s website at www.ag.ks.gov