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Safehouse Crisis Center in Pittsburg awarded $73,500

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT

TOPEKA - (October 9, 2013) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc., Pittsburg, has been awarded grants totaling $73,500 for its victims service programs.

The organization was awarded $23,000 to provide effective leadership and services during child exchanges and monitored visitations at the Pittsburg and Coffeyville Child Exchange and Visitation Centers. They were also awarded $50,500 to provide shelter and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Southeast Kansas. The organization serves Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, Montgomery and Wilson counties.

"The work of our victims service organizations throughout the state ensures that services are available to crime victims in their hour of need," Schmidt said. "We are proud to support the work of these organizations through the victims services grant programs in our office."

The grants were awarded from the State Child Exchange and Visitation Centers Fund and the Protection from Abuse Fund. The victim services grant programs are funded by state general fund, marriage license fees, district court fines, penalties and forfeitures, county court costs and municipal court assessments.

This year, the Attorney General's Office awarded more than $2 million in grants to local and state crime victim assistance organizations.

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