Victim Support Services is pleased to welcome one of our newest members to the team, Janine!

Janine is our Victim Services and Outreach Coordinator, providing direct services to victims of crime in all regions we serve, as well as providing outreach and education to the community.  

As part of a career change, Janine returned to school in 2017. She recently graduated in 2020 with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Society, Ethics and Human Behavior / Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies / Human Rights. She also has her Associate in Integrated Studies and Associate in Applied Science. After her recent graduation, she started the transition of moving from the for-profit to non-profit world. We are very happy she chose VSS as the non-profit to work for and help continue to grow.

Janine grew up in Aberdeen, WA and moved to the Seattle area in 2006 as a result of a job promotion. Her and her husband got married in 2009 and blended their families together. Her husband has two daughters and she has one daughter. In their spare time they like to get out and ride motorcycles. They really enjoy the outdoors and taking in the beautiful, scenic views. They also like to spend time with their daughters, doing what they love. Janine likes to attend sporting events and concerts, read, bake, try new recipes, volunteer in the community, and spend time with friends. She is very passionate about social justice and making a positive impact in the community.

When we asked Janine what she looked forward to most about working for Victim Support Services, she said,

“I look forward to joining VSS, as it is an organization that works for a cause that I believe to be very important. I will have the opportunity to help build relationships within the community by spreading awareness of the organization’s cause, and be able to provide assistance to individuals in their time of need. I believe VSS is crucial to the overall health of a community and I look forward to being a part of that!”

Welcome, Janine, we are so glad you are part of the VSS team!