Sheriff’s office welcomes first victims advocate partner

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is welcoming its very first victim advocate to the team.

Marta Woosley, a domestic violence victim advocate with Barren River Area Safe Space has been working with the Bowling Green Police Department as a part-time victim advocate and is now working for both the sheriff’s office and the police department.

Her position will help the sheriff’s office provide services and contacts for victims of domestic abuse in the area.

Woosley saw domestic violence firsthand as a child and says that experience impacted her desire to help others.

“Too many people, now-a-days, we see it all the time are killed as a result of domestic violence so when the officers go on that domestic violence call, that’s the most lethal call that they can go on and so to be able to offer them services. I came from domestic violence 44-years ago, and there wasn’t services provided to us at that time,” said Woosley.

Marta had her orientation last week and Thursday was her first official day working alongside the sheriff’s office.