TOPEKA – (April 14, 2016) – LaKisha Johnson of the Safehouse Crisis Center was recognized for her service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victim’s Rights Conference in Topeka.
Johnson was presented the Outstanding Community-Based Victim Advocate Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony this morning. Johnson was nominated for the award by the Safehouse Crisis Center, and received letters of support from the Coffeyville Chamber of Commerce, the Coffeyville Journal and the Coffeyville Police Department.
“LaKisha is an individual who always uplifts, inspires and motivates the clients Safehouse serves. Numerous clients have written and spoken about the impact LaKisha has made on their lives,” a Safehouse co-worker said.
The Kansas Crime Victims Rights Conference was hosted by Attorney General Schmidt and Governor Sam Brownback. The conference featured a number of speakers and trainers focused on raising awareness of emerging crimes and offering new approaches to respond to enduring crimes, such as child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.