Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer

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Lori Jenkins has served as Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center’s Executive Director since 2019 and was one of the co-founders of 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.

 

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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