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Domestic violence all too often leads down a deadly path. In 2011, 28 of the state's 116 homicides were categorized as incidents of domestic violence.
Teens are at a particularly high risk of dating abuse, and a majority of parents admit they have not addressed the issue with their children.
The State Department deems human trafficking one of the greatest human rights challenges of this century, both in the U.S. and around the world.
The numbers of victims of child sexual abuse are staggering. It is estimated that about 60 million Americans are survivors of this tragic crime.
While elders, overall, have the lowest victimization rates of any age category, the nature of elder victimization renders these crimes especially devastating and difficult for many victims.
Join us for the second annual co-sponsored event on the South Lawn of the Capitol Building April 26, 2013 from 12 -1 p.m.
Author, survivor and victim advocate Larry Wohlgemuth shares "A Vicitm's Perspective" on the varying needs of crime victims and survivors experiencing the lasting impacts of trauma. You can purchase his book, "Larry Tells Stories: A Journey of Sexual Abuse, PTSD and Recovery", at his website, www.larrywohlgemuth.com. You can also contact Larry to schedule him as a speaker for your workshop, conference or victim’s rights event.
Corrections administrators and victim service providers from DOCs nationwide met to focus on victim/offender dialogue programming followed by education and discussion on ways to provide quality services for crime victims in tough economic times.
Corrections-based Victim/Offender Dialogue programs exist in 28 states, including Kansas. The 2012 Victim/Offender Dialogue Summit, co-hosted by Kansas Department of Corrections next week, highlights the powerful process. Get a glimpse at a dialogue through the OWN series, "Confrontation".
The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Office of Victim Services has received funding from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Staff from the Kansas Department of Corrections demonstrated their support for victims and survivors of homicide by wearing red and black on Tuesday, September 25 for the National Day of Remembrance.
If you are a professional or volunteer in the fields of crime victim services, criminal justice, corrections, restorative justice and/or victim/offender programming, registration is now open for the annual VOD Summit and NAVSPIC conference, December 3-6, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Although the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports indicate that murder in America decreased 1.9 percent from 2010 to 2011, there were still nearly 15,000 homicide victims whose families and friends are left with immeasurable grief and sorrow. Their tragic loss is compounded by trying to make sense of such a senseless act, and trying to seek justice and accountability on behalf of their murdered loved ones.
Each year during the third week of October, Americans join with people in over 60 other countries around the world to mark the YWCA’s Week Without Violence, a week-long series of events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world.
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Larry Wohlgemuth is a native Kansan who now resides in Ankeny, Iowa. He wrote a book chronicling his life as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and PTSD, Larry Tells Stories: A Journey of Sexual Abuse, PTSD and Recovery. Here, Larry shares with readers an essay, a piece of his story as a survivor.
KDOC Parole Staff Larry Meadows and Theresa Valcoure volunteer in the community to educate young women about sexual and domestic violence and to teach safety and self-defense skills.
The Office of Victim Services, The Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance joined together to co-sponsor Crime Victims' Rights Week events that raised $3,475.22 for victim advocate organizations statewide.
The Kansas Department of Corrections participated in a fundraising event during Crime Victims' Rights week, donating paper products to domestic violence and sexual assault centers statewide in an effort to assist our partners who provide services and support to crime victims in the community.
Friday, April 27, at noon on the South Lawn of the Topeka Statehouse