by Valerie Verkamp
After two years in an indeterminate state, collected fees for domestic violence shelters will once again have a way to reach shelters that serve victims of abuse.
Nearly 30 years ago, Platte County began collecting court fees and marriage license fees to support domestic violence shelters. To facilitate the administration of these fees, a board comprised of representatives from Platte, Clay, and Ray Counties was organized.
In 2011, the 25 year-long agreement expired, causing a situation where there is no legal authority to distribute the collected funds to domestic violence shelters, said Rob Willard, Platte County treasurer. For more on story.