Jefferson County Services
The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides support and services to survivors in Jefferson County.
To provide better advocacy, The Willow Domestic Violence Center has a Jefferson County Advocate who provides exclusive services to survivors in Jefferson county. The following services are offered:
- 24 hour crisis line
- Safe shelter for survivors and families in immediate danger
- Individual meetings, which includes:
- Peer counseling
- Safety planning with survivors
- Exploring options for survivors living in an abusive home
- Personal advocacy with local agencies
- Court advocacy through
- court accompaniment
- assistance in navigating the legal system
- referrals for legal representation
- assistance in filing Protection from Abuse and Protection From Stalking Orders
- Support group
- Emergency financial assistance
- Community education & trainings (trainings can be customized to specific groups)
Transportation to the safe shelter can be arranged by the Jefferson County advocate.
To reach the Jefferson County advocate directly, call 785.840.8084 during business hours.
24 hour crisis lines: 785.843.3333 or 1.800.770.3030
Jefferson County Statistics
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation released a report on domestic violence and rape statistics in Kansas as reported by law enforcement agencies. The 2009 KBI report states that in 2009 Jefferson County experienced:
- 103 incidents of domestic violence
- 54 arrests related to domestic violence
- 38 Protection from Abuse Orders (PFA) were filed
- 6 PFA orders were violated
- 20 Protection from Stalking Orders (PFS) were filed
- 11 Protection from Stalking Orders were violated
Jefferson County Program Updates
(starting with the most current updates)
Support groups for survivors of domestic violence (previously or currently) will begin Monday, January 31, 2010. Contact the Jefferson County Advocate at 785.840.8084 for more information or to sign up.
The Oskaloosa Independent and The Vindicator published an article about The Willow Domestic Violence Center and the services provided to survivors of Jefferson County, Kansas.
The first annual Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon was held on October 5, 2010 at The Little Red Barn (Thank you, Little Red Barn, for allowing us to use the space at no charge).
The topic of the luncheon was Realities and Solutions of Domestic Violence, presented by Gary West, J.D. with the Kansas Coalition of Sexual and Domestic Violence. A survivor of domestic violence shared her story with the audience. County Commissioner Lynn Luck read the Proclamation that declared October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Thank you to all who attended and made the First Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon a success. In attendance were representatives from the 2nd Judicial District, Jefferson County Attorney's Office, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Jefferson County Health Department, F.W. Huston Medical Center, Lakeside Village Board of Directors, Jefferson West High School and GaDuGi Safe Center.