TOPEKA – (April 13, 2018) – Audrey Cress, victim services director for the Kansas Department of Corrections, was recognized for her service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Topeka. Cress was presented the Outstanding System-Based Victim Advocate Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony yesterday. Cress has advocated for crime victims for more than a decade. Since taking her position at KDOC, the department began screening all inmates at intake for prior domestic violence perpetration, with 42 percent of inmates self-identifying as having a history of domestic violence. She continues to work with a collaborative team from across KDOC to update the policy directing management of...
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Kansas Dept. of Corrections employee recognized for service to crime victims