Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,698,339)
The KGGP and the Kansas SCIP Advisory Board created the Kansas SCIP Plan to ensure the best use of the SCIP funds to optimize efficiency, maximize impact, and achieve measurable results. The process involved background research and presentations to the Advisory Board on the current condition of gun-related violence and violent crime in Kansas and the results of an Advisory Board member survey to identify needs and priorities.
Based on the results of this process, the Advisory Board approves allocating resources for the following priorities:
1. Piloting or expanding a specialty court program that merges domestic violence intervention and civil protection orders with criminal cases presided by the same judge.
2. Enhancing community programs and initiatives focused on reducing gun violence and trauma by providing victims of gun violence with community resources, wraparound services, and behavioral health deflection and treatment services.
3. Addressing the intersections of domestic violence with gun violence; and
4. Determining the need for a researcher to evaluate the grant-funded projects’ effectiveness.