Meet the Advocate
I am Renae West, the Victim Advocate for the village of Kasaan.
I am originally from the island of Jamaica, but I moved to Kasaan in 2018. I have fallen in love with this beautiful little village and will do my best to leave a positive mark. I am here to assist individuals experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, stalking among other crimes that are perpetrated against Native American/Alaska Native women.
Alaska has the highest rate of domestic violence and sexual assault in the United States of America; with Native American/Alaska Native women being most likely to suffer from these crimes.
The Kasaan Victim Advocate program was created to assist these individuals in Kasaan and nearby communities. The program aims to support victims and bring awareness to issues present in our communities.
The advocate provides immediate field and office crisis intervention services to victims of crime by assessing their need for emergency services and providing follow up to ensure victim needs are being met.
The advocate serves as liaison between the victim and law enforcement, judicial agencies and legal representatives.
The advocate escorts victims to court proceedings upon request and keep them informed of the status of legal actions and legal procedures.