In 2019, the Riley County Police Department (RCPD) hired Melissa Mosher as the newly established Victim Advocate Coordinator. Melissa's role is to assist victims of crime with emotional support and accompaniment during a traumatic experience. She will provide systems-based advocacy services to victims of crime during each step of the criminal investigation process. Through the Victim Advocate Coordinator, you will be able to receive referrals for direct social services. Melissa is working to strengthen RCPD's community collaborations and relations with citizens through education and advocacy. Melissa is in the office Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm unless otherwise requested by a victim of crime.
RCPD Victim Advocate Coordinator is a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)-grant-funded position. This grant project is supported by subgrant number 23-VOCA-39 awarded through the Federal Office for Victims of Crime as administered by the Kansas Governor's Grant Program. The opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program, or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Officer of the Kansas Governor or the U.S. Department of Justice.