|Victim Advocates receive an A Plus Rating from Attn. General|
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Victim Advocates received an “A Plus Rating” from the Florida Attorney General’s office following a recent audit and inspection, said Sheriff Charlie Creel.
The Attorney General’s office pulled all of the Victim Advocate records and reviewed all of the client contacts to determine how the division was performing. The Wakulla Victim Advocates included Laurie Langston and Tina Brimner during the audit period of 2012. Brimner has since left the WCSO and has been replaced by Paige Strickland.
The Victim Advocates made 780 contacts during the last budget year. Their duties include giving information to clients regarding a wide variety of services and resources that are available to them. Some of the other services in the Victim Advocate office include helping victims of crimes such as identity theft, referring clients to agencies for services, relocation of abuse victims, and providing medical care and counseling for the victims, witnesses, immediate family and children.
The advocacy services also include assisting victims get to court appearances as well as the immediate crisis intervention for all victims of crime. Laurie Langston, left, with Paige Strickland.