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 at KCSDV for more than nine years, most recently as General Counsel.
Before coming to KCSDV, Grover was research attorney to the Honorable Chief Justice Kay McFarland, worked with Central Research for the Kansas Court of Appeals, and while in law school was a law clerk with the Shawnee County District Court. Grover began her work with survivors of sexual and domestic violence in 1983, when she worked as a children’s program coordinator at Women’s Transitional Care Services in Lawrence. While at that program, Grover served on the steering committee of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and as a member of the board of directors of KCSDV.
"It's an honor to be able to work with survivors and their children across Kansas," Grover said, "They are the strongest and most resilient people I have ever known. And, the Kansas programs who serve them are filled with advocates who devote their lives to ending the great tragedy of violence against women and children. I am humbled to be in the company of such great people doing such important work!"
KCSDV is a coalition of 29 programs providing direct services to victims and survivors of sexual & domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. These programs serve thousands of adult victims and their children each year, providing 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy and support.
Each year, KCSDV and its member programs also provide training and technical assistance to thousands of allies who are working to prevent and eliminate sexual & domestic violence in their communities. In addition, among other work, KCSDV coordinates the following statewide initiatives:
- Accreditation Standards for sexual & domestic violence advocacy organizations
- Prevention Planning
- OARS Welfare Project
- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
- Child and Youth Project
Contact: Melissa DeDonder
(785) 232-9784 office
The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence is a private, non-profit organization working to prevent and eliminate sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. KCSDV is a coalition of 29 statewide sexual and domestic violence advocacy programs providing direct services to survivors. Visit KCSDV online at kcsdv.org or facebook.com/KCSDV. The Kansas Crisis Hotline is 888-END-ABUSE (888-363-2287).