2017 News Releases

Emporia woman recognized for service to crime victims

Release Date: May 11, 2017

Vicky LyonWICHITA – (May 11, 2017) – Vicky Lyon, former victim-witness coordinator for the Lyon County Attorney’s Office, was recognized for her service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victim’s Rights Conference in Wichita.

Lyon was presented the Outstanding System-Based Victim Advocate Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony this morning.

“Not only was she a point of contact for victims and witnesses for all cases in our office, but she was also a mentor to counsel and staff alike,” said Marc Goodman, Lyon County Attorney.

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.

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