KCSDV Safe Homes, Safe Streets 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: KCSDV to host 13th Annual Safe Homes, Safe Streets Event 

When: February 8, 9, & 10, 2016 

Where: Downtown Topeka area 

Safe Homes, Safe Streets is an annual event hosted by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) that bridges public awareness, training and policy work. KCSDV hosts member sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy programs from across the state in these various events.

Monday & Tuesday, February 8-9

KANSAS PREVENTION SUMMIT: Topeka Ramada Downtown Hotel & Convention Center, Regency East Ballroom 

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday  

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday 

  • “Engaging Communities to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence” Prevention Summit, featuring Jeffrey Bucholtz, Director, We End Violence (Monday and Tuesday); Tyler Osterhaus, Anti-Violence Educator/ Prevention Consultant (Monday and Tuesday); Juliana Carlson, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare University of Kansas (Tuesday); Ghazala Perveen, Health Officer/Director of Science and Surveillance Bureau of Health Promotion, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (Monday); and the Wyandotte County Sexual Assault Prevention Coalition and Cowley County Prevention Team (Tuesday).
  • Presenters will be available for interviews upon request. Check-in at the registration table.
  • Summit sponsors include Westar Energy Foundation and Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Kansas.
  • More information available at: https://www.kcsdv.org/prevention-summit2016

Tuesday, February 9

SUNFLOWER SAFETY LUNCHEON & AWARDS CEREMONY: Topeka Ramada Downtown Hotel & Convention Center, Regency West Ballroom

Noon- 1:30 p.m.  

  • This is a public education and networking opportunity for sexual assault and domestic violence programs and supporters from across Kansas.
  • KCSDV will recognize individuals and communities from across Kansas who do outstanding work on behalf of survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Jeffrey Bucholtz, Director, We End Violence, will provide the keynote. Other speakers include Joyce Grover, KCSDV Executive Director. Presentation of annual awards will be made by Marlou Wegener, Chief Operating Officer, BCBSKS Foundation Manager, Community Relations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
  • Presentation of annual awards:
    • Juliene Maska Advocate of the Year Award – awardee is Frenanda “Sadie” Madden, nominated by the Liberal Area Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Services, Inc.
    • Project of the Year Awards – awardees are 1) the Safehouse Crisis Center and Pittsburg State University’s Students for Violence Prevention, nominated by Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc. (sexual and domestic violence program in Pittsburg); and 2) Paul & Dung Kimble for their training of law enforcement statewide, nominated by StepStone, Inc. (domestic violence program in Wichita)
    • Community-Based Ally of the Year Awards – awardees are 1) Officer Lori A. Kimrey and Officer Darrin R. Williams with the Wichita Police Department, nominated by Catholic Charities Harbor House (domestic violence program in Wichita); and 2) Twila Wollenberg, MDCV Elementary School Principal, nominated by SOS, Inc. (sexual and domestic violence program in Emporia)

Wednesday, February 10

PRESS CONFERENCE: Kansas Statehouse 2nd Floor Rotunda 

12:30 p.m. 

  • Press Conference featuring Joyce Grover, Executive Director of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV); Kansas Representative Barbara Ballard; Laura Patzner, Executive Director of Family Crisis Center; and Kansas Senator Greg Smith.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Kansas Statehouse 1st & 2nd Floor Rotundas 

All Day 

  • This is one of the rare occasions when all “Silent Witness Silhouettes” will be featured together on display. The Silent Witness Silhouettes feature stories of victims who lost their lives to sexual and domestic violence in Kansas.
  • The 29 sexual and domestic violence advocacy programs from across Kansas will also have display tables on the 1st Floor of the Statehouse.

Additional Information

PRESS RELEASES: 

KCSDV will be issuing press releases on the Safe Homes, Safe Streets event. Watch for these press releases via email and contact us if you need additional information.

KCSDV MEDIA CONTACT: 

(785) 231-8933

ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITIES: 

If you can’t make it to Safe Homes, Safe Streets, we would be happy to coordinate interviews and information for a follow-up story. Please contact us at your earliest convenience.

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Media Contact

Lucca Wang, Communications Coordinator
lwang@kcsdv.org
Office: 785-232-9784 Extension 335
Mobile: 785-633-6648

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