Our volunteer Advocates do a whole lot, and we are thankful for each and every one of them. In this month's newsletter, we would like to shine a spotlight on two truly exceptional MCRCC Advocates.
Meet Stephanie Wisler - Advocate since November 2016
MCRCC: Tell us about yourself.
Stephanie: I grew up in Corralitos, near Watsonville, and graduated from Aptos High. I graduated from CSU, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. I worked with the Monterey County Probation Department for 6 years as a Deputy Probation Officer in the Juvenile Division. During that time, I had many influential experiences that formed my response to trauma that everyone, and specifically children, endure, while being in the criminal justice system.
Ultimately, I left that position as I knew it was not the right long-term position for me. I’ve also obtained a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University at the Monterey Campus. For the last 4 years, I’ve been a Staff Accountant at a firm in Carmel and continue my education in accounting, fraud, taxation, and forensic analysis. I’ve been an advocate with MCRCC since November 2016, and I continue to be proud of that while trying to educate the public on sexual assault, its impact and resources available through MCRCC.
Click here to read the full interview on our website blog.
Meet Janet Milan - Advocate since April 2016
MCRCC: From all the activities you have done as an Advocate, which are you most enthusiastic about and why?
Janet: I am most enthusiastic about the ability to participate with the SART accompaniments because it allows me an opportunity to personally encourage and support a survivor during a very difficult time in their life, while also providing them with valuable resources. The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) - the forensic medical examiner, police officer, and MCRCC Advocate - is a great depiction of a community working together towards one common goal and I am very proud to be a part of it.