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Published on May 19th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Nine Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School Students certified to provide services to victims

Pictured Top Row (Left to Right) – Justice Briggman, Anika Davis, Sequoya Lee, and Tyrell Holmes. Bottom Row (Left to Right) – Tyronique Haynes, Jayneil Green, Demi Lee, Dominik Colter, and Quiana Wilson

(ORANGEBURG, SC) – Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell announces nine students from The Technology Center at Orangeburg School District Five have completed the requirements to become certified Victims’ Advocates in South Carolina.

Ravenell explains “These nine young men and women are also students at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School and have been instructed by Sheriff’s Office Victims’ Advocates and staff as well as leaders in Victims’ Services. In January, interested students and their parents participated in a meeting January to discuss the expectations of the experience. Students then interviewed for the internship before members of the Sheriff’s Office Victims’ Services Unit and command staff. For eight weeks, the students have had classroom instruction, developed a public service announcement on sexual assault, and completed 10 practicum hours to complete the entire process.

We are extremely proud of this second class of Junior Victims’ Advocates and look forward to the impact they will make among their peers as they represent the Sheriff’s Office and the Victims’ Services Unit. We anticipate phenomenal results as they begin to impart their knowledge on the resources available to crime victims and help victims navigate through the legal process after the tragedy of becoming a victim.”

Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5 Superintendent Cynthia Wilson addressed the students on the students and challenged the students from her district to continue what they started by being active in their communities.

The graduation was held recently in the courtroom at the Law Enforcement Complex.

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