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Legislation #: 051168 Introduction Date: 9/22/2005
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to submit a grant application under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 to the State of Missouri in the amount of $83,230.47 with a match of funds from the City of $27,743.49 for a full time domestic violence advocate position in the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program and two part-time prosecutors in the City Prosecutor’s Office.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/20/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/22/2005 Referred to Neighborhood Development and Housing Committee
10/5/2005 Immediate Adoption
10/6/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 051168

 

Authorizing the Mayor to submit a grant application under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 to the State of Missouri in the amount of $83,230.47 with a match of funds from the City of $27,743.49 for a full time domestic violence advocate position in the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program and two part-time prosecutors in the City Prosecutors Office.

 

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States passed the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 to assist states in providing high quality services that directly impact the health and well being of victims of crime; and

 

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Justice VAWA Office administers these funds at the federal level and the Missouri Department of Public Safety administers the VAWA funds at the state level, under the title of the STOP Violence Against Women Grant; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City, Missouri, is an eligible applicant under the rules and regulations, and

 

WHEREAS, there is a sufficient number of citizens of Kansas City, Missouri, who are victims of abuse who could benefit under the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994; and

 

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of Kansas City, Missouri, and its citizens to apply for a grant from the State of Missouri, Department of Public Safety to secure assistance for its less fortunate citizens who have suffered physical or mental injury through acts which are in violation of criminal laws; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor is authorized to submit a grant application to the State of Missouri, Department of Public Safety, under the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 in the amount of $83,230.47, with a match from the City of $27,743.49 in funds already in the Citys budget, to provide for an adult victim advocate in the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program, and two part-time prosecutors to work on domestic violence cases in the City Prosecutors Office.

 

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