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Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer

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Lori Jenkins has served as Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center’s Executive Director since 2019 and co-founded the CAC in 2018.  In addition to overseeing the organization’s non-profit operations, she facilitates the Multidisciplinary Leadership Team housed at the CAC, which includes members of the Canon City Police Department, Florence Police Department, Custer County Sheriff’s Office, 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Fremont and Custer Counties Department of Human Services, St. Thomas More Hospital and various mental health professionals.  In addition to being the Executive Director, Lori is the CAC’s senior Forensic Interviewer conducting forensic interviews for children who have disclosed abuse and neglect.

 

Lori is also a member of the Canon City School Districts Safety Team, Fremont County Emergency Management Team, a member of the Child Fatality Board and Child Protection Team as well as being a member of the Florence Rotary Club and a board member for Fremont’s Exceptional Women.  She can also be found collaborating with various community organizations to increase the positive impact of the work being done at the CAC and to advance the rights of victims and survivors in the community.

In addition to her work locally, Lori is deeply committed to serving victims  and currenlty holds positions on both the Colorado Victim Services Advisory Committee and the Law Enforcement Community Services Committee at the state level. With a passion for supporting victims and improving the rights of all victims. Lori strives to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in Colorado and the 11th Judicial District and promote safety and justice for all those impacted by violent crime. 

 

Lori has over 11 years of experience in the field of victim services, she holds a master’s degree in public administration from Adams State University as well as a bachelor’s degree in criminology.  She is originally from Denver but has lived in Southern Colorado for the past 25 years and considered Canon City her home. When Lori is not at work you will find her spending time with her family and working on one of many renovation projects her and her husband have grown to love.

                             

Family Advocate

Monika Farkas began her career as volunteer advocate for Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center in 2019, she quickly joined the team as the Family Advocate in August of 2020.  As the Family Advocate Monika provides advocacy services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers.  In 2022, Monika graduated from Colorado State University of Pueblo with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. 

 

Monika’s experience at the CAC and the knowledge she gained during her internship with the Department of Human Services fuels her passion for protecting and empowering children to have a voice in their journey to healing.  When Monika is not in the office you will find her spending time with her family, while they enjoy being outdoors and traveling to new places.

              

                                               “Every Child Deserves to be Safe” - Monika

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Outreach and Support Services Advocate

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Emily Day has served as the Outreach and Support Services Advocate since May 2023. In this role, she helps plan CAC fundraisers and events, and looks for opportunities for the CAC to engage in other community activities. Emily gained previous experience in Law Enforcement as an Evidence Tech. As a Direct Services Advocate, Emily helps victims of crimes, covered under the Colorado Victim Rights Act, with various services. 

 

Emily has experience outside of Law Enforcement working with kids and teens through her participation in Youth Groups and Children’s Ministries at several local churches. She loves working with people of all ages and empowering them throughout their journey. She will be graduating with her associate degree in psychology from Pueblo Community College. When Emily is not working, you will find her spending time with her husband and pup, or in the kitchen cooking and baking, where she likes to experiment with new recipes. 
 

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