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The Office of Sponsored Projects promotes and facilitates the acquisition of external funding to support Washburn University programs, projects and related activities. The Office of Sponsored Projects provides resources and assistance to faculty, staff and administrators to foster project ideas, locate funding opportunities, strengthen grant writing and research skills, develop grant proposals, and to comply with applicable approval and compliance requirements.
To achieve this mission, the Office of Sponsored Projects is committed to the following responsibilities:
Washburn University’s Office of Student Life was recently awarded a grant from the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program, the State Administering Agency for the Federal Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance Formula Grant Program. The Federal Victims of Crime Act, or VOCA, serves as a major source of funding for victim services throughout the country. VOCA funds are made available to Kansas through the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice, and Office for Victims of Crime. The Governor’s Office mission for VOCA funding is to assure crime victims in Kansas receive services that: (1) respond to the emotional and physical needs of crime victims; (2) assist primary and secondary victims of crime to stabilize their lives after a victimization; (3) assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system; and (4) provide victims of crime with a measure of safety. A “crime victim” is a person who has suffered physical, sexual, financial, or emotional harm as a result of the commission of a crime. The Washburn VOCA project will enhance the quality and consistency of services to victims of crime on Washburn’s campuses—especially the services available to victims of domestic, dating, and sexual violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. In order to meet the goals of the grant project, Washburn will recruit and hire a full-time, grant-funded direct service victim advocate. The services the advocate provides will ensure a coordinated and comprehensive response to crime victims’ needs and will strengthen the referral network and processes with community service providers. The grant will be managed by Dr. Eric Grospitch, Vice President for Student Life, and Dr. Kelly Erby, assistant professor of history.