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NNEDV Calls for FVPSA Promise to be Fulfilled on 30th Anniversary

10-09-2014

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) 30th Anniversary October 9, 2014— October 9, 2014, marks the 30th anniversary of the federal government's first response to domestic violence, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). FVPSA-funded programs are the foundation...

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KCSDV Welcomes Conversation

09-22-2014

State Coalition Welcomes Broader Conversation Contact: 785-232-9784 Topeka, KS – Sept 19, 2014— The firestorm about domestic violence in the NFL and sexual assault on college campuses is not just about professional sports and educational institutions; it is about every community and...

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1 in 4

09-22-2014

Letter to the Editor One in four. What would you do if I told you since this time last year one in four women experienced domestic violence? Ignore it? Be outraged? Offer help? I have had the privilege of serving on the...

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Wichita Program Receives Justice Department Grant

09-22-2014

StepStone Receives Justice Department Grant to Serve Survivors of Domestic Violence For additional information contact: Pat O’Donnell or Dung Kimble 316-265-1611 Wichita, KS – Sept 15, 2014— StepStone has been awarded a $338,150 grant from the Office of Violence Against Women. Program...

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NNEDV Applauds NFL's New Plan

09-02-2014

NNEDV Applauds NFL's New Plan to Address Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault August 28, 2014 — The National Network to End Domestic Violence applauds and welcomes the newly released NFL action plan to address domestic violence and sexual assault. "NNEDV and victim...

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Employee Recognized

05-06-2014

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Employee Receives Award TOPEKA, KS, May 2, 2014 — Marlou Wegener, employed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) as manager of community relations and chief operating officer of the Blue Cross...

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Wichita Advocate Honored Nationally

04-09-2014

National award honors Wichita advocate as leader in sexual violence prevention TOPEKA, KS, April 9, 2014 - April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In observance, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s (NSVRC) annual Visionary Voice Award recognizes creativity and hard...

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Nationwide Survey Reveals Urgent Need for Increased Funding for Domestic Violence Service Providers

03-10-2014

Nearly 66,000 Domestic Violence Victims Helped On a Single Day, But Almost 10,000 Requests for Help Go Unanswered Topeka, KS – March 10, 2014— The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) released a new research report last week that found,...

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