Brief: Washburn hires new victim advocate

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Washburn hired Molly Steffes-Herman as the university’s confidential, full-time victim advocate, April 4. Steffes-Herman, Washburn alum, received her degree in criminal justice, with a minor in psychology. She has also held various positions with the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment, specializing in advocacy.

As the university’s victim advocate, Steffes-Herman will support students, faculty and staff at Washburn University and Washburn University Institute of Technology if they ever find themselves a victim of a crime.

She will coordinate a comprehensive response to any crime victim’s needs, from providing emotional support and information about services, to helping find resources and filling out paperwork. She will also work to strengthen the referral network and processes with campus and community service providers.