Hays, KS- Jana’s Campaign, a Kansas-based national education and violence prevention organization with the single mission of reducing gender and relationship violence, received Purple Ribbon Awards from DomesticShelters.org in the category of “Outstanding National Organization” and “Outstanding Youth Initiative of the Year.” Winners from more than 30 categories were announced July 17, 2021.
The Purple Ribbon Awards is the first comprehensive awards program honoring the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, programs, shelters, survivors and members of the community support system. These Awards are open to all organizations and individuals across the globe involved in the domestic violence field. Individuals or organizations may submit their applications or receive nominations from others.
“We are truly honored to receive this national recognition through the Purple Ribbon Awards,” said Jana’s Campaign Executive Director, Kaiti Dinges. “I continue to be so proud of the work we do in Kansas and beyond. I am grateful for those who support and believe in our work to prevent violence before it starts.”
After the submission process, judges ranked each entry on a scale of 1-25 based on four factors: 1) Challenge and Impact, 2) Creativity and Originality, 3) Submission Excellence and 4) Overall Performance. The three entries with the highest average score in each category received the coveted Purple Ribbon Award and a featured spot on DomesticShelters.org. Additionally, the most impressive entries across all categories will receive a portion of grants totaling up to $30,000 paid to the associated organization. Those organizations will be announced September 15, 2021.
“On behalf of Jana’s family and the founders of Jana’s Campaign, we are thrilled to receive this national award,” said Jana’s Campaign Co-Founder and Jana’s stepfather, Curt Brungardt. “It is a great confirmation of the work we are doing. It is also a great motivator for all of us connected with Jana’s Campaign--from staff members to donors to the schools that we work with--that our hard work is recognized. Let us keep the work going.”
For More information on Jana’s Campaign, visit www.JanasCampaign.org.