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
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 Coordinator
Patricia Foster - (804) 371-8634

As a Department of Criminal Justice Services, Victim Services Section 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 technical assistance and consultation regarding administration of the Victims of Crime Act funded Victim Witness Grant Program (VWGP).  Ms. Foster also provides guidance and training to subgrantees and other criminal justice system professionals throughout Virginia on VWGP management of services to crime victims according to the Virginia's Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act.   


Victim Witness Grant 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.


State Crisis Response Coordinator/ Violence Against Women Program Administrator
Gleibys Gonzalez - 8045461002
Sexual Assault Forensic Services Coordinator
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
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
Tierra Williams - (804) 786-1165

Mrs. Williams started with DCJS in April 2018 as a Victims Services Program Specialist or Grant Monitor. In September 2020, she transitioned to the role of VSTOP and VSDVVF Grant Program Coordinator. Her primary role is to provide oversight and management of state and federal grant programs and projects under the VSTOP and VSDVVF funding opportunitites. She does this by engaging in grant program coordination, providing technical assistance, training, data collection and federal performance reporting. Tierra holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Mary Baldwin University (College) and a Masters of Social Work from Temple University. 


VSTOP & VSDVVF Grant Program Coordinator
Amber Stanwix - (804) 664-5864

Amber Stanwix is the Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards Coordinator. She is a part of the Division of Programs and Services, Victims Services section. Amber supports the implementation of the professional standards in collaboration with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards Committee. In this role, she assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of accreditation standards and procedures by which local sexual and domestic violence agencies can be systematically evaluated with a peer-reviewed process.


Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards Coordinator
Andrea Sumter - (804) 664-4118
Program Administrator Specialist II
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) 965-4019

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
Kelly Carpenter - (804) 659-2750

Kelly Carpenter is a Victim Services Grant Program Specialist and monitors compliance for the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP), Victim Witness Grant Program (VWGP), Virginia Services, Training Officers, Prosecution (V-STOP), Virginia sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund (VSDVVF) and the Victim Services Grant Program (VSGP) for the Shenandoah area.  Kelly provides training and technical assistance to grant recipients and assists with maintaining procedures and guidelines for victim related grant administration to include data collection for statewide and federal reporting.  Kelly has over 20 years of experience with victim services, specializing in the response to sexual violence.  Prior to joining DCJS, Kelly has served as Assistant Director for the Chesterfield County Victim/Witness Assistance Program, the Sexual Assault Payment Program Coordinator for the Virginia Victims Fund and most recently, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Project Manager for the Office of the Attorney General.  Kelly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Victims Services Grant Monitor
Bunny Chidester - (804) 659-6753

Bunny Chidester is a Victims Services Program Specialist, monitoring compliance and providing technical assistance for programs and localities in the Western region funded by the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP), Victim Witness Grant Program (VWGP), Virginia Services, Training Officers, Prosecution (V-STOP), Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund (VSDVVF) and the Victim Services Grant Program (VSGP).  Bunny has worked in the field of Human Services since 1996, originally in child abuse prevention and mentoring young parents and teens. She has been an advocate for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, with a passion for Primary Prevention work and youth advocacy. She developed and coordinated a 6-year peer mentoring program for 8th-12th grade students in King George, VA.  Bunny worked as a contract trainer for VDH, JMU, and the VA Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance for 7 years.  In 2013, the Action Alliance awarded her their Blue Ribbon Catalyst Award for Child and Youth Advocacy.  She is certified as a facilitator for the Richmond Peace Education Center’s (RPEC) Conflict Resolution, Help Increase the Peace, and Healing and Rebuilding Our Community programs. RPEC awarded Bunny their 2018 Peacemaker of the Year award for her work with youth and her commitment to social justice.  She comes to DCJS having worked from 2016-2020 as a DV Program Specialist at the VDSS Office of Family Violence, and 2020-2021 at SAFE in Chesterfield as a Prevention Specialist/Grant Coordinator.  


Victims Services Program Specialist
Haymanot Cummings - (804) 510-9316
Victims Services Grant Program Specialist
Chad Felts - (804) 965-4427

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 VSGP 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 Shenandoah Valley 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
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
Erin Osiol - (804) 510-9540

As a Victim Services Grant Program Specialist, Erin monitors grant compliance for Sexual Assault Services, Victim/Witness Assistance, V-STOP, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund and VOCA grant programs. She 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. Erin has a masters degree in social work with almost 20 years of experience in grants administration and nonprofit management and is a Licensed Massage Therapist that currently serves on the Governor’s Advisory Board for Massage Therapy.


Victim Services Grant Monitor
Sharon Reed - (804) 658-8179

Sharon Reed, 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, Sharon worked as the Victim/ Witness Director in Washington County Virginia. Sharon spent the first fourteen years of her career in corrections and law enforcement in Prince William County.


Victim Services Grant Program Specialist
Chrissy Smith - (804) 339-9137

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