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Local Advocate receives 2021 P.E.A.C.E. Award

 

September 30, 2021



Sandy Stevens, Executive Director of Crook County Family Violence & Sexual Assault Services, has been named by the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (WCADVSA) as the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Contribution award.

Her career has been dedicated to advocacy for victims harmed by violence in Northeast Wyoming. Stevens has facilitated several dozen training classes and seminars in recent years across the state ranging from strangulation and dynamics of domestic violence to proper preparation of protection and stalking orders.

In 2013, she was appointed by Governor Matt Mead to the Advisory Council for the Wyoming Department of Family Services, in 2016 she was certified by the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission and, most recently in 2018, she was recognized by the Wyoming Supreme Court as an expert witness in domestic violence cases.

The P.E.A.C.E. Awards are given annually by the WCADVSA to acknowledge the valuable role individuals and organizations play in the effort to end violence against women and empower victims across Wyoming. As peace is the antithesis of violence, the award stands for “Promoting Excellence in Advocacy for Change and Empowerment.”

The P.E.A.C.E. Award also serves as a challenge for all to work collectively to improve life for those affected by violence in our communities and worldwide.

The 2021 P.E.A.C.E. Awards will be presented by WCADVSA Executive Director Kristen Schwartz at a virtual reception on Thursday, October 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to join the celebration by visiting https://tinyurl.com/ye37ymdy

For more information on the P.E.A.C.E. Awards, visit https://www.wyomingdvsa.org/peace-awards.

 
 

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