WICHITA – (May 11, 2017) – Mandy Phelps of Dodge City was recognized for her service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victim’s Rights Conference in Wichita.
Phelps was presented the Community Champion Victim Service Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony this morning for her fundraising efforts as owner of Renew Hair Salon. Phelps was nominated for the award by Stephanie Fuhrman, Coordinator of the Meadowlark House Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). Lt. Colleen Brooks-Francis, Detective Bureau Commander of the Dodge City Police Department, sent a letter of support for the nomination.
“Mandy Phelps did a tour of the CAC and ended up committing their entire fundraiser to be donated to the Meadowlark House CAC,” Brooks-Francis said. “As a direct result of the efforts of Renew Salon, we have a child friendly CAC that was able to keep its doors open.”
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.