About KCSDV and Mission Statement
The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) is Kansas’ leading statewide voice for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. KCSDV is a statewide nonprofit organization – and coalition – with the mission of preventing and eliminating sexual and domestic violence.
As an organization, KCSDV 1) trains professionals (including coalition member program staff) working in an array of disciplines across the state of Kansas; 2) works on public policy with partners and lawmakers; and 3) increases awareness about sexual and domestic violence.
KCSDV is also a coalition network made up of 26 coalition member programs located all across the state of Kansas. Coalition member programs provide direct client services to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence in their respective areas of Kansas. KCSDV helps, supports, advocates, assists, and troubleshoots for and with coalition member programs concerning topics and issues of: new leadership and board of directors; legal help and law; legislation; domestic violence and sexual assault work and social work; how to work with local law enforcement; communications; and more.
KCSDV was founded on June 22, 1982 in Topeka, Kansas. This year, KCSDV will celebrate 37 years of working to help victims and survivors. Learn more about KCSDV’s history, purpose, goals, and identified state of Kansas needs. (You can also learn about the national networks of which KCSDV is a part.)
KCSDV’s purpose is to prevent and eliminate sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs providing support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, with a primary focus on women and their children; direct services; public awareness and education; advocacy for victims; comprehensive prevention; and, social change efforts. See KCSDV’s organizational goals.
- Build coalition among service providers to promote communication, support and networking to ensure comprehensive quality services.
- Develop research and data collection systems that document the incidence of sexual and domestic violence and stalking and the availability of services.
- Enhance and support the provision of services for victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking in Kansas, with primary focus on women and their children.
- Conduct statewide educational efforts to inform the public, specific groups, and agencies about the nature of sexual and domestic violence and stalking and their effect on individuals, families and society.
- Provide statewide and national advocacy for public policy changes that affect victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking.
- Develop a statewide comprehensive prevention plan for ending sexual and domestic violence.
- Confront and affirm issues of empowerment affecting women and children without regard to race, color, creed, age, physical limitations, national origin, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, marital/parental status, education and income.
Grant Assurance of this Website
This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-MU-AX-0006 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
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