Second Full Time Crime Victims’ Advocate Being Added

Second Full Time Crime Victims’ Advocate Being Added
Crime Victims' Services Coordinator, Kerri McGrury

BEATRICE – Increased federal funding is allowing the Beatrice Police Department to add a second full-time position to the city and county crime victims’ rights program.

Kerri McGrury serves as the full-time Victims’ Rights Coordinator, and has had part-time help.  Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says the program has received federal grant support for several years.  The amount of money has increased.

:30                  “full-time”

Lang says the department has received several applications for the second full-time position, and interviews are beginning.  He says the hope is to hire someone in November.

Lang explains where the federal funding comes from.

:06                  “at the federal level”

He says the local program has been successful, largely because of the person coordinating it.

:29                  “positive feel”

This past year, McGrury was recognized as the top Crime Victim Assistance Coordinator in Nebraska.