Crime Victim Services Coordinator, Rice County Attorney’s Office
Shawn Becker has been championing positive change over the course of his 16-year career in law enforcement, including eight years as a detective specializing in...Read More
When a victim of sexual assault comes forward, there can be many steps on the road to justice and healing. We honor the dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to ensure survivors receive skillful and compassionate responses each step of the way.
Captain Holt's tireless efforts led to the opening of a Family Justice Center in Jackson-Madison County, the Safe Hope Center, which brings together multidisciplinary components of integrated criminal justice and community response to domestic and sexual violence.Read More
John Venuti served on the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Sexual Assault in Higher Education and is a graduate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Violence Against Women Leadership Institute.Read More
We are looking for individuals whose heartfelt commitment and tireless dedication have improved system-level responses to gender-based violence. By challenging the status quo, they effect real change, and they inspire others to follow in their footsteps. Do you know someone who fits the bill?
A Champion of Change is someone who:
As a police officer, advocate, and survivor, Carol Adams is a true Game Changer. Her personal experience with domestic violence drove her decision 30 years ago to join law enforcement to protect families and hold offenders accountable.Read More
A member of the National Honor Society of Nurses, as well as the International Association of Forensic Nurses, Ms. Reina provides expert testimony in the field of forensic nursing, and she contributed to the textbook entitled: Interpersonal Violence by G.W. Publishing.Read More
In 2001, after several appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Evergreen Press published Ms. Vates’ book, "Shattered Innocence," which exposes the devastating effects of child sexual abuse and the aftermath in adult life.Read More
Game Changers work to create positive change for victims of gender-based violence in their communities. They transform the way we respond to these crimes, so victims can begin the long path toward justice and healing. Do you know a Game Changer?
A Game Changer is someone who: