Annual KCSDV Safe Homes, Safe Streets a Success
Each year the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) organizes a two‐day “Safe Homes, Safe Streets” event. The event provides an opportunity for community members, legislators, and professionals to become more informed about the prevalence of sexual and domestic violence. Another focus of the event is the benefits of creating safe homes and streets for everyone.
On February 13, 2013, at the end of its two‐day event, KCSDV held its 10th Annual Safe Homes Safe Streets Benefit Reception at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. Washburn Law students had an opportunity to help with the dinner. Jessica Watts, J.D. Candidate 2014, helped to organize student volunteers. There were a total of 16 student volunteers who signed up for various tasks before and during the reception. The Children and Family Law Center provided Family Law Certificate credit for several students who volunteered their time.
Becky Price, of KCSDV, was grateful that Washburn Law students volunteered and was excited that the dinner helped to educate so many on the important work that KCSDV does. There were 481 guests and the event raised a total of $85,000. One of the speakers at the reception was the victim of a serial rapist. She and other victims have been working with KCSDV to eliminate the 5 year Statute of Limitations for rape. Ms. Price reports that the bill has cleared the House and Senate. For more information about KCSDV and the work it does, visit www.kcsdv.org.