Victims Services Staff Listing

Kristina Vadas - (804) 786-7802

Kristina Vadas is the manager of the Victims Services Team at the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). In this role, she provides oversight of all Victims Services initiatives, including grant programs, training, technical assistance, and resource development. In addition, the Victims Services team monitors victim-related legislation, conducts studies, and promotes best practices in service delivery for victims of crime. Kristina represents DCJS on statewide committees and task forces that address human trafficking, underserved victims of crime, services for victims of sexual and intimate partner violence, and other related issues.


Manager
Amia Barrows - (804) 225-4060

Amia, Victims Services Grant Monitoring Supervisor, 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.


Supervisor, Victims Services Program Specialists
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

Tricia 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 and Grant Program Coordinator
Chad Felts - (804) 225-2354

As a Victims Services Grant Program Specialist, Chad 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 grants administration, to include data collection for statewide and federal reporting. Chad covers the Southwest Virginia territory for the Victims Services section's grant programs. He received his Bachelor's Degree in history from the University of Virginia, and his Juris Doctorate from the Wake Forest University School of Law.


Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
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
Grant Reporting and Compliance 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

Jennifer is the Program Coordinator for the Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking grant (ICJR). She coordinates the ICJR partnership team that provides technical assistance, training and resources to Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART), Lethality Assessment Programs (LAP), Fatality Review Teams and Legal Advocacy. Jennifer has twenty-five years of experience advocating for victims at the state and local level through direct services and through initiatives to improve the system for victims of child maltreatment and sexual assault. For twelve years Jennifer's career was dedicated to creating and expanding a Child Advocacy Center and coordinating crimes against children multidisciplinary teams. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Radford University, and a Masters in Sociology from the University of North Carolina.  

 

Grant Program Coordinator
Andi Martin - (804) 371-0534

Andi Martin is the Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Program Coordinator.  In this role, she administers the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) , which supports the development and enhancement of sexual assault and intimate partner violence services across the Commonwealth. She also serves on various statewide working groups to expand these services.  Prior to her role at DCJS, Andi worked at the Virginia Attorney General's Office as the Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program Coordinator.  She has over twenty years of direct victims' services experience in prosecutorial victim assistance, law enforcement-based victim assistance, appellate victim notification, and victims' rights compliance.  Andi received her master's degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and an undergraduate degree from Mary Washington Collage (now the University of Mary Washington) in Political Science. 


Sexual Assault & Intimate Partner Violence Program 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 of Crime Act (VOCA) Administrator
Chrissy Smith - (804) 371-2638

Chrissy Smith, 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 Victim Services grant programs.   She provides training and technical assistance to the programs and assists in maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim-related grant administrations.  Prior to her role at DCJS, Chrissy worked at the Virginia Attorney General’s Office as the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Advocate working on eliminating Virginia’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Project.  Chrissy spent the first thirteen years of her career as an Advocate in Henrico Victim Witness Assistance Program. 

 


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
Christine Wengloski - (804) 309-3874
Victims Services Grant Program Specialist