Baton Rouge Area Victims Empowered, INC. consists of local law enforcement officers and community members that are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of victims of crime.

"Justice isn't served until Victims of Crime are..."

Our Mission

The purpose of Victims Empowered, INC. is to provide services such as:

  • Providing materials and resources to educate victims as to other available resources in the community of victims of crime through outreach programs
  • Holding events that make the community aware of crime victims, such as the Evening of Remembrance, and Flowers on the Lake.
Flowers at the Lake 2011

Victim Resources

Being a victim of crime is frightening and unsettling for the millions of Americans who experience it each year. As recently as 1972, almost no services were available to help crime victims or their survivors repair the damage to their lives and property or cope with the trauma and frustration associated with the offender’s prosecution. Today, however, because of funding authorized under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984, and Crime Victims Reparations including the dedicated efforts of advocates, lawmakers, and crime victims, an extensive range of services and resources is available to help victims obtain justice and heal.

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Victims Empowered, INC. Board Members

The Board of Victims Empowered, INC. consists of individuals that work with EBR Sheriff’s Office, BR Police Dept., EBR District Attorney’s Office, a non-profit organization and a community member.

  • Jane Wood


    Executive Director Victim Assistance Bureau Office of the District Attorney, 19th JDC

  • Sharon Pol


    Executive Director Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center

  • Sgt. Carolyn Stapleton


    Victim services Coordinator East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

  • Judy Smart

    Community Member

    Owner of Roadrunner Towing and Recovery Inc.

  • Sgt. Don Stone

    B.R. Police Dept.

    Crime Stoppers Coordinator