Press Release Archive: 2011

Please see below for 2011 press releases.

New Data Underscores Need for More Services, Funding for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Stalking

12-14-2011

Topeka, KS - The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) today welcomed new data that once again confirms many things known about sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking: this type of violence is widespread in the United States. The...

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ACTION ALERT: Never Again

10-12-2011

Topeka, KS - KCSDV is pleased to hear that District Attorney Chad Taylor has agreed to restart his prosecution of domestic violence misdemeanors occurring in the Topeka city limits. We remain vigilant, however, as he warns the community about the...

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Misdemeanor Prosecution Standoff Must End

10-11-2011

Topeka, KS - The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and the National Network to End Domestic Violence are shocked that the City of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, have decided that the safety of their citizens who are...

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Open Letter To Topeka and Shawnee County Elected and Appointed Officials

10-07-2011

To Topeka and Shawnee County Elected and Appointed Officials: The funding battle over who will pay to prosecute domestic violence misdemeanors in Shawnee County and the City of Topeka must be resolved immediately! Statements made publicly in the last several weeks...

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KCSDV: DV Prosecution Standoff is About Priorities, Not Funding

10-07-2011

Topeka, KS - It is with shame and embarrassment that KCSDV notes, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, that the City of Topeka and Shawnee County have not yet resolved their debate about who will prosecute domestic violence misdemeanor crimes. "This is...

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Misdemeanor Prosecution Decision Must Be Resolved

09-15-2011

Topeka, KS - The funding battle over who will pay to prosecute domestic violence misdemeanors in Shawnee County and the City of Topeka is very disturbing. While we understand that funding is tight everywhere, using domestic violence prosecution as a...

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City of Newton Model Community for Victim Safety and Offender Accountability Regarding Domestic Violence

09-12-2011

Newton, KS - A group of community partners in Newton was selected in January of 2010 as a pilot site for a state project funded by a federal grant. Newton used the federal dollars to enhance the community’s response to...

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State Coalition Honors Outgoing Governor's Grants Administrator

07-11-2011

Topeka, Kan. - The departure of Juliene Maska from the Kansas Governor's Grants Program office is a great loss to Kansas domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy programs and the victims they serve. Not only did Juliene devote her career...

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KCSDV urges Kansans to Get Involved! KCSDV recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April

04-01-2011

Topeka, Kan. - The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) joins nationwide efforts to recognize the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to highlight this pervasive crime that affects at least 3,040 women and...

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Laura Patzner receives statewide honor for 20 Years of Service

02-24-2011

Topeka, Kan. - A dedicated advocate working on behalf of victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence has been recognized by a statewide advocacy organization. Laura Patzner, executive director of the Family Crisis Center Inc., was honored for her...

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Johnson County man receives statewide Ally of the Year honor

02-21-2011

Topeka, Kan. - Brian Porch, domestic violence court advocate in the Johnson County District Attorney's Office, has been recognized by a statewide advocacy organization for his 20-years of dedication on behalf of victims of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence...

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Hutchinson woman receives statewide Volunteer of the Year honor

02-21-2011

Topeka, Kan. - A dedicated volunteer working on behalf of victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence has been recognized by a statewide advocacy organization. Mikaela Coon of Hutchinson received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Kansas...

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Representative Barbara Ballard receives statewide Elected Official Ally of the Year honor

02-21-2011

Topeka, Kan. - Representative Barbara Ballard of Lawrence has been recognized by a statewide advocacy organization for being an ally for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Rep. Ballard received the State Elected Official Ally of the...

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City of Newton's GTEAP project receives statewide honors

02-21-2011

Topeka, Kan. - A collaborative project working on behalf of victims of domestic violence in Newton has been recognized by a statewide advocacy organization. The city of Newton’s Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders...

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Overland Park woman receives statewide Advocate of the Year honor

02-21-2011

Topeka, Kan. - A dedicated advocate working on behalf of victims and survivors of domestic violence has been recognized by a statewide advocacy organization. Katie McClaflin Van Wagner of Overland Park received the Juliene Maska Advocate of the Year...

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Topeka woman receives statewide Advocate of the Year honor

02-21-2011

Topeka, Kan. - A dedicated advocate working on behalf of victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence has been recognized by a statewide advocacy organization. Becky Dickinson of Topeka received the Juliene Maska Advocate of the Year Award...

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LaDora Lattimore receives statewide honor for 30 Years of Service

02-21-2011

Topeka, Kan. - A dedicated advocate working on behalf of victims and survivors of domestic violence has been recognized by a statewide advocacy organization. LaDora Lattimore, executive director of the Friends of Yates, Della Gill/Joyce H. Williams Center in Kansas...

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KCSDV Board hires Joyce Grover as new executive director

02-04-2011

Topeka, Kan. - The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Board of Directors has hired Joyce Grover as the new executive director. Grover had been serving as interim executive director since July 2010. Prior to that appointment, Grover worked...

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KCSDV and communities statewide recognize National Stalking Awareness Month

01-03-2011

TOPEKA, KAN. - The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) and 30 sexual and domestic violence advocacy organizations statewide recognize National Stalking Awareness Month in January. Stalking affects 3.4 million victims each year, including thousands of Kansans. KCSDV...

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