Our full-time Court Advocate tracks criminal cases that involve the Central West End, and promote neighborhood safety by encouraging participation in court proceedings. Washington University Medical Center dedicated the funding of this position.
Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative Neighborhood Advocate
After many successes following cases through the court system and presenting impact statements, it was clear that the Central West End (CWE) and Forest Park Southeast (FPSE) could benefit from having a full-time Neighborhood Advocate. Washington University Medical Center dedicated the funding of this position and in November 2012, a search committee made up of CWE and FPSE stakeholders sorted through and met with a host of candidates.
The Neigborhood Advocate will work on behalf of the neighborhoods in the circuit and city courts of the City of St. Louis. They will be responsible for tracking criminal cases in the CWE and FPSE neighborhoods while working closely with various neighborhood groups, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, attorneys, staff of the Circuit Attorney’s Office, and court personnel.
With this position, we hope to build stronger communication between the courts and the community, higher sentencing and bonds for offenders, and higher representation from neighborhood stakeholders at court hearings.
RECENT NSI NEWS
For more news updates, visit our News & Cases page.
Jury finds man guilty in Central West End shooting that wounded St. Louis cop (Jan 25, 2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Man killed near Union Station was brother of defendant on trial for shooting cop (Jan 24, 2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
CONTACT THE CENTRAL WEST END NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE
For more questions about advocacy volunteer efforts, fill out and submit the form below to contact Carolyn Compton, Neighborhood Advocate.