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Attorney General Schmidt announces grant for Hays organization

Published on -10/9/2013, 10:53 AM

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Special to The Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Inc. has been awarded a $30,000 grant for its victims service programs.

The grant will fund administrative support and supervision of services for victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

"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."

This grant was awarded from 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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