In an effort to implement a more victim-centered approach to sexual violence response, the Riley County Police Department has hired Melissa Mosher as its newly established Victim Advocate Coordinator. Mosher’s role is to assist victims of crime with emotional support and accompaniment during a traumatic experience.
She is a 1998 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in leadership studies.
"Victims of crime now have a person devoted specifically to them, providing information, advocacy and emotional support during the investigation process,” Mosher said.
Mosher 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. Since starting in September, Mosher has worked to strengthen RCPD’s community collaborations and relations with citizens through education and advocacy.
“During these first few months as Victim Advocate Coordinator, I have been meeting RCPD’s dedicated officers and introducing myself to Manhattan’s supportive network of social service organizations,” Mosher said.
Read more about Melissa's professional background here.