The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, the group that Great Bend’s Family Crisis Center belongs to, has decided to end their Orientation Assessment Referral and Safety project known as OARS with the Kansas Social Rehabilitation Services. In a press release from the KCSDV, they said the new requirements put forth by the state would render the program, making it more dangerous for survivors, and fundamentally impossible to administer in accordance with their core principles of safety and justice. Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend Laura (POTS-NER) Patzner says they’re dropping a program that they’ve used for a long time.
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Patzner says this move will greatly affect the Family Crisis Center.
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Patzner says she doesn’t know what the next step is for the Family Crisis Center, but they are preparing for the end of the OARS program.