Advocates Against Sexual And Domestic Violence Lobby Legislature

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Wednesday marked the second day of the annual Safe Homes, Safe Streets event. The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence united with its local programs to lobby the legislature.

Advocates received a briefing in the morning about the current legislative efforts being developed to help victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Local program directors spent the rest of the day talking to lawmakers about current prevention practices across the country and their importance.

KCSDV Board Chairman Mark Schreiber says there is one particular issue that tops the agenda.

"The statute of limitations for rape," said Schreiber. "We're trying to get that extended from I believe it's five years now and we're trying to get that extended out to a normal statute of limitations and that's really key for rape victims in the state and that's what we're supporting.

The day's activities will end with a program featuring stories from two abuse survivors and a concert at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.