Press Release Archive: 2012

Please see below for 2012 press releases.

High Profile Homicide is a Tragic Reminder that Domestic Violence Can Impact Anyone

12-01-2012

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV), and the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) ask communities to sue today's homicide of Kasandra Perkins in Kansas City...

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KCSDV Responds to Boy Scout Files

10-19-2012

Topeka, KS - January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 3.4 million victims a year.1 This year's theme-“Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.”—challenges the nation to fight this dangerous crime by...

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Letter to the Editor from Robert Stephan

10-17-2012

Dear Editor, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All over the nation, people are coming together to recognize the compassion, commitment, and collaboration that have gone into helping victims of domestic violence and their children rebuild their lives. Governor Brownback joined...

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KCSDV Observes October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

10-16-2012

Topeka, KS - The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) welcomes October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime, and, on average,...

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Dodge City Domestic Violence Shelter Reopens

10-03-2012

Dodge City, KS - The Crisis Center of Dodge City (CCDC) has reopened its safe house effective Monday, October 1. During the height of this summer’s heat wave, the air conditioning unit at CCDC’s safe house began to malfunction, causing a...

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Leading Kansas Advocacy Agency Celebrates 30th Anniversary

09-12-2012

Topeka, KS - On Friday, September 14th, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a free event from 4 - 6 pm in downtown Topeka. Guests will explore the KCSDV office, learn more...

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DOJ Findings Highlight Importance of Sexual Safety at TCF

09-07-2012

Topeka, KS - KCSDV has been a part of ongoing meetings with the Kansas Department of Corrections officials to address the sexual safety of the women at the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF). However, at this time, implementation of suggested programming...

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KCSDV Supports Effort to Increase State Funding to Victim Services

05-14-2012

Topeka, KS - The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence supports efforts by the Kansas Legislature’s budget conference committee to add $1 million for core services to victims of sexual and domestic violence. Such efforts are being considered today....

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KCSDV ends OARS Program in continuing effort to save lives

05-04-2012

Topeka, KS - After extensive consideration and consultation with our member programs that provide domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy services in local communities, KCSDV will no longer seek to renew its longstanding collaborative project with Kansas SRS. The project...

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Letter to the Editor: Financial Literacy Month

04-27-2012

Dear Editor, Each year, many women and their families make the difficult decision to leave abusive relationships in hopes for a life of security and safety. However, for millions of women the path out of these relationships can be difficult and...

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

04-03-2012

Topeka, KS - The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence invites you to join us in marking April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Sexual violence is one of the most pervasive and serious public health issues in this country....

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New National Report Unveiled: Local Domestic Violence Programs Address Comprehensive Needs of Survivors

02-16-2012

Topeka, KS - A new report released today documents that local domestic violence programs are meeting the needs of survivors. "We are encouraged to find that local domestic violence programs are meeting the needs of the vast majority of those who...

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SOS, Inc. honored with statewide award

02-09-2012

Topeka, KS - A statewide domestic and sexual violence advocacy organization honored the SOS, Inc. education and awareness program with its Program of the Year Award on February 8. The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence tapped SOS, Inc. with...

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Overland Park's SAFEHOME Executive Director named Statewide Advocate of the Year

02-09-2012

Topeka, KS - A statewide domestic and sexual violence advocacy organization honored SAFEHOME Executive Director Sharon Katz with its Julienne Maska Advocate of the Year Award on February 8. The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence tapped Katz, who has...

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KLS attorney, paralegal honored with Community Ally Award

02-09-2012

Topeka, KS - A statewide domestic and sexual violence advocacy organization honored Kansas Legal Services attorney Curtis Brown and paralegal Amy Schaffer with its Community-Based Ally of the Year award on February 8. The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence...

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Longtime MOCSA Volunteer Honored with Statewide Award

02-09-2012

Topeka, KS - A statewide domestic and sexual violence advocacy organization honored Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault volunteer Kathy Bagby with its Volunteer of the Year Award on February 8. The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence tapped Bagby,...

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State Coalition of Advocates Calls for Funding Stability in the Face of Increasing Demand for Services

02-08-2012

Topeka, KS - This week, The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) hosts its 9th annual Safe Homes, Safe Streets event in which advocates and community leaders from across the state gather in Topeka to raise awareness of...

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Letter to the Editor: Re-authorize VAWA

01-30-2012

To The Editor: Sexual assault and domestic violence are pervasive in Kansas and across the nation. In fact, recent 2011 prevalence data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that a significant percentage of women, children and men...

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