Victoria Shanklin, Executive Director of Victims for Justice, is an experienced nonprofit leader who has been working in the field of victim services since 2004. Here presentation will describe a multimedia project to promote Internet safety for children.
Shanklin has served in management roles in communications, outreach, and development at two other Anchorage nonprofits that serve disadvantaged Alaskans. She began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer leader in Romania and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington.
Victims for Justice, an Anchorage-based organization, is the only agency in Alaska that specializes in serving victims and survivors of violent crimes other than domestic violence and sexual assault, including homicide, arson, robbery, assault, hit and runs, kidnapping, and hate crimes. As such, Victims for Justice helps to fill a void in a state with the highest per capita rate of violent crime.
Shanklin sets strategic vision for the organization, secures and manages grants, hires and oversees staff, ensures organizational stability by building unrestricted funding, and manages the annual budget, among other duties. She represents victim voices in policymaking forums and advocates for improved services at the statewide level for those whose lives have been affected by violent crime. Shanklin serves on committees and work groups including the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Workgroup, a Restorative Justice forum organized by the University of Alaska, and several Alaska Criminal Justice Commission work groups.
Participants can join the Zoom meeting at 11:30 a.m. for conversation and to troubleshoot connections. Please sign on by 11:50 a.m. to be prepared for start of the program at noon. Get details by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.