District 23 CCRT held their Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony & Awards at the Pottawatomie County Courthouse on October 28, 2016.
Keynote speakers, Deb Stanaland and Connie Smothermon, delivered insight into the importance of coordinated community response to domestic violence, advancement of services to victims throughout the years, and the importance of further advocacy.
Kenna Garrett of Pottawatomie County 911 Center and Christina Brown, Communications Manager for Shawnee Police Department, were honored as the 2016 District 23 Domestic Violence Dispatchers. Corporal Cody Gibson and Corporal Mike Myers of Shawnee Police Department received recognition as 2016 District 23 Domestic Violence Law Enforcement. Officer Barry Manship of Shawnee Police Department received an award for 2016 District 23 Domestic Violence Advocate.
Special guests included Pottawatomie County District Court Judge John Canavan, Special District Judges David Cawthon and Tracy McDaniel, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth, District Attorney Richard Smothermon, and several law enforcement agencies and domestic violence advocates.