Summer 2010 Newsletter

A message from the KCSDV Board of Directors

jgroverAfter 13 years as the executive director of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, Sandy Barnett accepted a position as the vice president of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A reception was held in her honor on July 9.

Sandy leaves KCSDV as a strong organization; its leadership at the board and staff level, continuity of funding and statewide partnerships is unparalleled and will lead the organization into the next decade. KCSDV will embrace this change and move to new heights of success with advocacy and social change precisely because of the strength that each board and staff member, direct service program, project partner and supporter brings to this work. With your continued support, this change of leadership will be seamless and we will work together to meet new challenges and reach new successes.

We also announce that Joyce Grover, Esq. has been appointed as the interim executive director. Joyce has worked at KCSDV for more than eight years and she will continue to provide stellar leadership during this time of transition.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Joyce at 785-232-9784, or Sarah Terwelp, KCSDV board president, at 785-331-2034.

Most Sincerely,
Sarah Terwelp, KCSDV board president

KCSDV reports preliminary numbers of services provided to advocates and allies, July 2009 - June 2010

The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence provides training and support for advocates and allies who are providing direct services to victims and survivors throughout the state of Kansas. Preliminary numbers indicate that KCSDV provided the following support to advocates and allies from July 2009 to June 2010:

  • Answered 2,073 requests for technical assistance from advocates and allies
  • Trained 2,166 advocates and allies
  • Hosted 129 training events

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KCSDV hosts more than 100 training events annually.

KCSDV staff attended 1,558 hours of training to enhance best practices and learn more about emerging issues in relation to sexual and domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. KCSDV initiatives include, but are not limited to, providing training, technical assistance, capacity building, accreditation standards and legislative advocacy.

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