Victims Services Staff Listing

Kristina Vadas - (804) 786-7802
Manager
Amia Barrows - (804) 225-4060

Ms. Barrows, Victims Services Grant Program Specialist, monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and VOCA New Initiatives Victim Assistance grant programs. She provides training and technical assistance to the programs and assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim-related grant administration to include data collections for statewide and federal reporting.


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Dione Bassett - (804) 371-2419

Ms. Bassett, Victims Services Grant Program Specialist, monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and VOCA New Initiatives Victim Assistance grant programs. She provides training and technical assistance to the programs and assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim related grant administration to include data collections for statewide and federal reporting.


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Tricia Everetts - (804) 786-7362

Ms. Everetts provides assistance in the development of training, planning, and evaluation services to state and local agencies, criminal justice programs, boards, commissions and task forces. She also coordinates the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Fund program and provides technical assistance and consultation regarding the development and enhancement of grant funded programs.


Victims Services Training Coordinator
Patricia Foster - (804) 371-8634

As the Victim/Witness Program Coordinator, Ms. Foster manages the statewide Victim/Witness Grant Program. In this role, she plans, allocates, and monitors state and federal funding to local and statewide organizations to ensure and expand crime victim services across Virginia in a manner consistent with federal and state guidelines. She provides monitoring, technical assistance, and consultation regarding administration of all victims services grant programs. Ms. Foster also provides guidance and training to grantees and other criminal justice system professionals throughout Virginia. 


Victim Witness Program Coordinator
Julia Fuller-Wilson - (804) 371-0386

Ms. Fuller-Wilson is the Violence Against Women Program Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. She currently administers the federal Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution (STOP) grant funds. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of victim services. She has provided direct services to victims of sexual and domestic violence; provided grant monitoring, technical assistance, and training to victim service programs and projects; and provided assistance to victims of crime through the criminal appellate, death penalty, and civil commitment systems. She manages and responds as a part of the Virginia Crisis Response Team, trained through the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA). She is currently the President on the Board of Directors of the Association of VAWA Administrators (AVA) and serves as Vice-Chair of the CASA/CJA Advisory Board. Ms. Fuler-Wilson received a B.S. in Sociology and Psychology from Charleston Southern University and a Master’s in Social Work, with a concentration in Social Work Administration and Policy Practice, from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Violence Against Women Program Coordinator
Tyler Hinton - (804) 225-3453
Data Entry Specialist
Andrew Kinch - 804-225-4331

Mr. Kinch, Victims Services Grant Program Specialist, monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund, and VOCA New Initiatives Victim Assistance grant programs. He provides training and technical assistance to the programs and also assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim related grant administration to include data collections for statewide and federal reporting. Mr. Kinch covers the Shenandoah territory for the Victim Services section’s grant programs.  He came to DCJS after several years with Virginia Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Political Science from the University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Jennifer Kline - (804) 225-3456

Ms. Kline is the Grant Program Coordinator for the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking grant. She works with a team of representatives from five statewide partner agencies to develop training and resources to strengthen Victim Advocacy, focusing on underserved populations. She has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Anthropology from Radford University, and a Masters in Sociology from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She has worked in the field of victim services for twenty years. Twelve of those years were dedicated to child advocacy, working to create and develop a trauma-informed response to child maltreatment allegations in central Virginia.


Grant Program Coordinator
John Mahoney - (804) 225-4320

As Victims Services Supervisor, Mr. Mahoney manages policy and program guidance for Virginia’s federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funded victim assistance grant programs. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and has more than 25 years of experience managing statewide victim assistance grant programs. He also analyzes crime victim-related legislation and provides training and technical assistance in grant planning and administration and crime victim-related policy matters.


Victims Services Supervisor
Courtney Meyer - (804) 786-0036

Ms. Meyer serves as the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence (VSDV) Professional Standards Coordinator.  She coordinates and facilitates the meetings for the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Professional Standards Committee, as well as provides direction to the committee with establishing voluntary accreditation standards by which local sexual and domestic violence programs can be evaluated with a peer-reviewed process.  Prior to her current position, she was a prevention educator and volunteer coordinator at the Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC) of Lebanon County Pennsylvania.  Before SARCC, she volunteered for 10 years between two dual (domestic and sexual violence) centers in Pennsylvania where she answered hotline calls, assisted victims with obtaining Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders, and accompanied victims to the hospital for forensic exams.  Additionally, Ms. Meyer holds the following degrees: M.Ed. in Human Sexuality Education, M.S. in Higher Education, M.A. in Forensic Psychology, and B.S. in Psychology.


Professional Standards Coordinator
Michelle Miles - (804) 225-1846

Ms. Miles has served as a Victims Services Grant Program Specialist with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services since November 2014. In this role, she monitors grant compliance and provides technical assistance to victim advocates, medical providers, law enforcement, attorneys, and others. She assists with trainings and acts as a DCJS representative on committees addressing victims’ service issues. Ms. Miles also assists with the development of grant guidelines and onboarding of grant monitors. Prior to her current position, she worked with victims of all crime types at the Virginia Department of Corrections in the Victim Services Unit. At the beginning of her career she was a hospital-based advocate working with adult victims of sexual and domestic violence. Ms. Miles has a Master’s degree in Community Counseling and Forensic Psychology from Marymount University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from James Madison University.


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Anya Shaffer - (804) 786-2059

Ms. Shaffer monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, Violence Against Women Act (V-STOP), Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and VOCA New Initiatives Victim Assistance grant programs.  She is also responsible for providing training and technical assistance to the programs and assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim related grants administration to include data collection for statewide and federal performance reporting.


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Tierra Smith - (804) 786-1165

Ms. Smith serves as a Victims Services Grant Program Specialist. She is responsible for providing accurate technical assistance to ensure compliance and adequate grant sponsored service delivery within Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund, and the VOCA New Initiatives Victim Assistance grant programs.  Her responsibilities also include providing training to programs as well as grants administration tasks to include data collection for state and federal performance reporting. She holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Mary Baldwin College and Masters of Social Work from Temple University. 


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist