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Safehome attorney recognized for service to crime victims

Release Date: Apr 11, 2019
AG Derek Schmidt and Susanna Coxe

WICHITA – (April 11, 2019) – Safehome Attorney Susanna Coxe was recognized for her service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Wichita.

Coxe was presented the Outstanding Criminal Justice Victim Service Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony today.

Coxe has been the attorney for Safehome, a domestic violence program that serves Johnson, Miami, and Wyandotte counties, for the past eight years in their Court and Legal Department. In her role, Coxe offers support and information pertaining to legal issues and proceedings. Coxe represents clients for protection orders, even if they are not involved with Safehome; receives referrals from Kansas Legal Services, MOCSA, domestic violence agencies in Missouri who have clients who need help in Kansas, as well as all the referrals she receives from Safehome colleagues and community partners. In her legal assistance for those she serves, she often consults with other domestic violence agencies and concerned professionals in Kansas and other states.  In 2018, she represented 290 victims and survivors in the court process.

“[Susanna] bravely, fiercely, and single-handedly represents our clients,” Heidi Wooten, Executive Director of Safehome, said. “Susanna is a caring and compassionate attorney who puts the needs of our clients first. She works tirelessly!”

The Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Conference was hosted by Attorney General Schmidt and Governor Laura Kelly. 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.

Photo caption: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt presents the Outstanding Criminal Justice Victim Service Award to Safehome Attorney Susanna Coxe at the Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Wichita.

 

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