About KCSDV

A member of the National Network to End Domestic ViolenceFor the last 30 years, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) has been Kansas’s leading voice on sexual and domestic violence. We enhance response and prevention efforts through training, public policy advocacy, public awareness programs, accreditation of programs, and support to professionals and local crisis centers.

The Coalition allows all Kansans working to end violence to join forces, making our work stronger, smarter, and more effective.

 

In One Year, KCSDV...

  • Hosted 106 trainings for advocates & allies
  • Trained 2,479 people
  • Answered 2,300 inquiries (TA calls) 
    (numbers represent October 2013 - September 2014)

Services Provided to Survivors by Local Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Programs

  • Crisis Hotline Calls – Over 25,000
  • Crisis Counseling Hours – Over 50,000
  • Victims Served – Over 50,000
  • Find your local program here.

Kansas Domestic Violence Counts 2015

On September 16, 2015, 26 out of 26 (100%) identified local domestic violence programs in Kansas participated in the 2015 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. The following figures represent the information reported by the 26 participating programs about services provided during the 24-hour survey period.

In One Day in Kansas...

  • 673 Domestic Violence Victims Were Served
    373 domestic violence victims (188 children and 185 adults) found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs.
    300 adults and children received non-residential assistance and services, including counseling, legal advocacy, and children’s support groups.
  • 264 Hotline Calls Answered
    Domestic violence hotlines are a lifeline for victims in danger, providing support, information, safety planning, and resources. In the 24-hour survey period, local and state hotlines answered 11 calls every hour.
  • 701 Educated in Prevention and Education Trainings
    On the survey day, 701 individuals in communities across Kansas attended 39 training sessions provided by local domestic violence programs, gaining much needed information on domestic violence prevention and early intervention.
  • 101 Unmet Requests for Services, of Which 60% Were for Housing
    Many programs reported a critical shortage of funds and staff to assist victims in need of services. In addition to housing and emergency shelter, programs reported that of the service requests they could not meet, Rental Assistance/Utilities and Cash Assistance/Financial Assistance services were most in demand.

    Cause of Unmet Requests for Help
    • 23% of programs reported government funding cuts.
    • 19% of programs reported reductions in private funding.
    • 15% of programs reported staffing cuts or reductions.
    • 8% of programs reported fewer individual donations.

Kansas Sexual Violence Counts 2016

From September 11–18, 2016 the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence coordinated the second statewide census of the number and type of sexual violence services provided in Kansas during one week. Reports on the number and type of services were submitted by 100% of the 27 community-based advocacy programs in Kansas. These numbers represent a snapshot of sexual violence services provided during a week. It is important to note that these numbers can vary week to week.

In One Week in Kansas...

  • 525 Sexual Violence Victims were Served
  • 617 Hours of Services were Provided
  • 511 Nights of Safe Shelter were Provided to 73 Victims
  • 145 Sexual Violence Hotline Calls were Answered
  • 1,869 people were Educated on Sexual Violence

    Most requested services included:
    • Personal Advocacy Services
    • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
    • Supportive Counseling

KCSDV Purpose

The purpose of the Coalition is the prevention and elimination of 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 primary focus on women and their children; direct services; public awareness and education; advocacy for victims; comprehensive prevention; and, social change efforts.

KCSDV 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.

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