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Public safety officer earns national credentials as a victim's advocate

January 28, 2009

Police Lt. Jilleian Sessions Stackhouse of Coastal Carolina University's Department of Public Safety has been credentialed as a Victim's Advocate and as a Sexual Assault Intervention Specialist by the National Advocate Credentialing Program.

Stackhouse began her work at the University as a victim's advocate in 2006. Since then she has attended numerous training classes toward becoming certified. She is a graduate of the South Carolina Victim Assistance Academy.

Stackhouse joined the University's Department of Public Safety in 2003 as a police officer. She earned a bachelor's degree from South Carolina State University and two master's degrees from Webster University.

Greg Weisner, chief of the Department of Public Safety at the University, said, "I am very proud of Lt. Stackhouse's effort in receiving the training to become nationally-recognized as a professional working on behalf of victims of crime. I am also grateful for the depth of commitment she shows every day in her work in assisting the students and University community."

The National Advocate Credentialing Program is a national organization designed to ensure that certified advocates meet the requirements of time and experience as well the standard of primary and continuing education to attain the advocate credential.