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Meet Our Team:

Keri Spencer, J.D.

Founder & Executive Director

J. D. – Licensed Attorney in Oklahoma & Arkansas

10 years Prosecuting Juvenile Delinquency and DHS Foster Care cases
Previous Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice – Bacone College
Residential Child & Youth Care Professional Trainer Certification March, 2018
Benton County Child Advocacy Center, “Finding Words,” Certification, 2007
Natl Child Protection Training Ctr, “Inv & Prosecution of Child Abuse,” March, 2010
Natl Child Protection Training Ctr, “Inv & Litigation of Civil Child Protection,” April, 2010
Natl College of Dist Attys, “Meeting Challenges in Prosecution & Victim Advocacy,” 2006
Am Prosecutors Research Institute, “Inv/Prosecution Child Fatalities/Abuse,” 2005

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Tess Spencer Grimes

Program Director

Certified Trainer, Managing Aggressive Behavior, 2021

Certificate in Mindfulness Training, 2022
Certificate in Brain Health Training, 2022
Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Facilitator Training, 2020
Internet Safety 101: How Predators Identify, Groom. & Exploit Youth, 2020

4 Foundations for Helping Trauma-Impacted Youth

Not Just Survive, but Thrive, 2020

Our Staff

Our staff has a national reputation of excellence in service to survivors of DMST. We have served this population for nearly 5 years – 60 girls/8 states. All staff certified in:

CPR/First Aid

Managing Aggressive Behavior (MAB)

Professional Supervised Visitation Monitor

Positive Youth Development 101

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Board of Directors:

Eric Wells, Board President

Nick Schornick, Vice President

Daniel LaBounty, Financial Officer

Erica Frazier, Member

Michelle Garner, Member

Leslie Ivens, Member

Sherry Coody, Member

Jennifer Hawkins, Member

Kayla Lively, Digital Marketing

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