Kalispel Tribe Victim Assistance Services
The Mission of the Kalispel Tribe Victim Assistance Services programs are committed to ending violence through empowerment, leadership, individual and systemic advocacy, education, and social change. We believe all persons should be treated with equality, dignity and fairness, and have the right to culturally sensitive services delivered with integrity and compassion to sustain safety and self-sufficiency for all victims, towards positive growth and development of the community as a whole.
The Kalispel Tribe Victim Assistance Services programs envision a society that stands together to end violence, one that empowers individuals and promotes respect for the privacy, diversity and dignity of all people.
SERVICES AND RESOURCES
- Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault (DV/SA) Advocacy
- Legal Advocacy
- Medical Advocacy for victims of domestic violence / sexual assault
- Information and referral
- Community Education and Outreach
- Support Groups
- Referral to counseling services
- Victim of Crimes Services
All services are confidential and available to men, women and children in Usk, Cusick and Airway Heights Washington.
- Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence Handbook
- Women Spirit Coalition
- Office of Victims of Crime
Resources are available to those in need.
Lucretia Gill, Kalispel Tribe Victims Services Program Manager
A graduate of Priest River Lamana High School, Lucretia moved with her family from northwest Montana to Priest River, ID in 1988.
She has worked with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault for the last nine years: the first four years with Pend Oreille Crime Victim Services and the last 5 years with the Kalispel Tribe’s DV/SA and Victims of Crime Program.
Angie Brown, Child DV/SA Project Coordinator
Angie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and noticeable compassion to the Victim of Crime and Child DV/SA programs. She has owned her own childcare center for 14 years and worked closely with DSHS, CPS, foster care programs and families, SCOPE and SCAN.
Hired in October 2015 for the Kalispel Tribe Victims of Crime Advocate position, Angie then became Child DV/SA Project Coordinator in January of 2016. She also oversees the DV/SA Child program and works closely with the Cusick School District.
She has lived in the Newport and Spokane area for 41 years.
Dave BrownEagle, DV/SA Child Advocate
Dave is a Spokane/Kalispel/Ho-Chunk native and is an enrolled Spokane Tribal member. He began working with the Kalispel Tribe in the childcare in 2003. He spent six years working with kids, both as a teacher and as the center’s cook.
Dave followed that up by taking the opportunity of joining the revitalization effort of preserving the Kalispel dialect of the Salish language with the Tribe’s three year intensive language program. Then in May 2014, he joined the Tribal court department under the Children’s Youth Grant and began working with the DV/SA program as the DV/SA child advocate.
Bobbie Jo Hudson, Victim of Crime Advocate
Bobbie Jo has lived on the Kalispel Reservation her whole life. She began working for the Kalispel Tribe when she was just 14 years old and has been employed with the Tribe since then.
Prior to joining the Victim Services, Bobbie Jo worked for nine years as a Membership Services Representative fat the Camas Center for Community Wellness,
As the Victim of Crime Advocate, Bobbie Jo plans to work hard and do what she can in helping the people of the Kalispel Tribe and the Usk/Cusick community. She is an enrolled Spokane tribal member.
Tina D. Van Zandt, Child Therapist
Tina recently moved to Pend Oreille County from Spokane, where she had resided for 16 years. She went back to school in 2004 at Spokane Community College to received her AA degree. She then went on to Eastern Washington University in 2006 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2009 and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 2011.
Since then, Tina has worked with children, teens, and adults that are healing from trauma, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders and everyday life difficulties. Tina said that she feels blessed to be doing what she loves— connecting with people. She said she is honored to be a part of each person's journey of healing.
Leslie Graff, Victim of Crime Advocate
Leslie grew up in Pend Oreille County and spent most of her childhood along the Pend Oreille River. She graduated from Newport High School in 1991 and later attended Eastern Washington University where she studied Business Administration.
She is a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and feels privileged to serve as the Victim of Crime Advocate for the Kalispel Tribe Victim Assistance Services Program.
Pam DePriest, DV/SA Adult Advocate
Pam moved to Washington from Oklahoma 28 years ago. In 1994 she attended SFCC for Early Childhood Education.
Prior to her current position she worked for 20 years in the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Homeless field for Pend Oreille Crime Victims Services. As a victim advocate she provides victims of DV/SA with a variety of services, including legal and medical advocacy, advocacy based counseling, emergency shelter and assistance, counseling services, information, and referral.
Pam is currently the DV/SA victim advocate for the Kalispel Tribe and has been with the program since October 2014.
Davonica BrownEagle-Branson, Outreach Coordinator
Davonica is a Spokane/Ho-Chunk/Kalispel native and an enrolled Spokane Tribal member. She has worked for the Kalispel Tribe since 2005 and has knowledge in several different departments.
Davonica is the Victim of Crime Outreach Coordinator and is responsible for informing the Reservation and surrounding community about all the Victim Services programs the Kalispel Tribe operates. She feels a sense of pride when she sees these programs being utilized.
|Victim Assistance Service||
41 Tule Rd.
Cusick, WA 99119
|Lucretia Gill||Victim Assistance Services Program Manager||(509) 447-7419|
|Dave BrownEagle||DV/SA Children and Youth Advocate||509-447-7438|
|Pamela DePriest||Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate||509-447-7417|
|Angie Brown||Youth Project Coordinator||(509) 447-7288|
|Bobbie Jo Hudson||Victim of Crime Advocate||(509) 447-7188|
|Davonica BrownEagle||Victim of Crime Outreach Coordinator||(509) 447-7125|
Tina D. Van Zandt
|Child Therapist||(509) 413-8558|
|Leslie Graff||Victim of Crime Advocate||(509) 447-7269|