KSP Post 3 names new victim advocate

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky State Police Post 3 has hired a new person to help assist victims of trauma.

On Wednesday, KSP welcomed Shannon Pickett to their team as the new victim advocate.

Pickett will help victims who have critical needs and provide emotional support. She’ll also help them receive victim compensation.

“There are situations when both the victim and the perpetrator are children and I hope to be able to help in those situations to help parents and caregivers get the children the help that they need so that they can become rehabilitated and become functioning members of society and not another adult in the system,” said Pickett

The Munfordville native was an educator for the last 27 years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Secondary education at Western Kentucky University.

As part of the victim advocate and support program, Pickett will need to undergo special trauma care training at the University of Kentucky.

Captain Tim Adams commented “We are happy to welcome Shannon to Post 3.  She will be a pivotal part in our Post’s ability to provide immediate support to victims of crime and those involved in critical incidents.”