This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $35,000)
The purpose of this project, one of several sites selected under the State Victim Assistance Academy Initiative for year 1 (planning phase) is to support states in developing effective strategies for planning, implementing, and sustaining new State Victim Assistance Academies (SVAA). First year planning efforts should lead to the development of a comprehensive, academically-based, fundamental education and skills building training for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, criminal justice personnel, and other allied professionals who routinely interact with victims of crime. The Office of the Kansas Governor's Grant Program, in collaboration with Washburn University as the academic partner, proposes to plan for the establishment of the Kansas State Victim Assistance Academy. ca/ncf
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) State Victim Assistance Academy (SVAA) Initiative addresses the demand for more coordinated and multidisciplinary approaches to training victim service providers and allied professionals. Its aim is to provide state level victim assistance academies that deliver a blend of education and skills based training for professionals that routinely deal with victims.
This award provides the Executive Office of the State of Kansas with $42, 181 in continuation funding for Kansas SVAA, which is in its third year of OVC funding. The Executive Office of the State of Kansas will utilize its funding to support steering committee efforts to implement a five-day residential training for victim service providers and allied professionals.