Hello Janine!

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!

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"With the help of VSS, you are empowered and encouraged to fight back and be pro-active. Then your conscience can be more at peace because you know you have taken some action to protest crimes inflicted on your loved one. It is sometimes your only consolation."

“The one takeaway for me in working with VSS is that it is a necessary organization. I know they are funded by grants and fundraisers but it’s something we need to make sure as a community that they have the funding needed because what they do for people in need doesn’t happen anywhere else. This is the only place that this happens and VSS helps with so many things.”

David Rose

Anchor, Q13 News and Host, Washington’s Most Wanted

“VSS is there when the unthinkable happens.  When a police officer knocks on your door and gives you tragic news, VSS helps navigate the court system, which can be very confusing. VSS is compassion, caring, and commitment. Commitment to once justice is done that victims and their families can move forward with their lives.”

Jennifer Gregerson

Mayor, City of Mukilteo

“VSS has been our partner in recovery and healing and a key part in what makes Mukilteo Strong. VSS has been a trusted advocate for the victims that have suffered so much in the community.  I’m so grateful to VSS as our partner in strength.”

Jon Nehring

Mayor, City of Marysville

“VSS is there for people in their darkest hour. At a time when they need an advocate and friend, VSS steps in to fill that gap and help them begin their journey back to some sense of normalcy.” 

Myrle Carner

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound

“This thing about closure. There is never really closure in a victim’s life but VSS helps individuals to get closer to that and that’s critical because the cops and the judicial system just move on to another case because they don’t have time. Victims live with this trauma forever so VSS is with them for as long as they need the services. VSS takes the time, more importantly, they really care."

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