DA employee responds to crime victims’ needs

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Victims Coordinator Phyllis Leeth speaks to the Mexia Lions Club about her job at the Limestone County DA’s Office. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
The job of law enforcement officers is to catch the perpetrators and the job of the DA is to convict, but what happens to the victims, who often are in shock and disarray after a crime and may have all kinds of problems even getting medical care, counseling or to a trial to testify? That’s where Limestone County Victim Coordinator Phyllis Leeth steps in to help.
As an employee of the DA’s office, Leeth focuses on the victims and tries to identify their needs and get them onto a path where those needs will be met while the DA is trying to get them justice.
Leeth has a degree in psychology and has been working in victims services for about 12 years. She has worked in the private sector as well as for churches, ministries and even prison ministries.

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