Wichita organizations receive grants for public safety equipment, services

TOPEKA, Kansas – Three Wichita-based organizations have been awarded grants to support public safety and crime prevention services, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

The Wichita Police Department was awarded $201,204 to purchase a new forensic laser-scanning system for enhanced crime scene documentation and reconstruction.

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters was awarded $29,557 to provide mentoring services for children who have an incarcerated parent.

Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas was awarded $18,333 to provide intervention services targeted to at-risk girls, age 11-17.

“Providing the best public safety services and crime prevention requires a dedicated staff of local officials and access to the latest equipment,” Schmidt said. “These grants will help advance local priorities for improving public safety.”

The grants are part of the Federal Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and were awarded by the Kansas Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.

Schmidt serves as the chair of the council.




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