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Fairbanks Probation Officers Bring Christmas to Child Victims of Domestic Violence

Photo of Fairbanks probation officers with wrapped presents for children

Fairbanks District Office staff involved with supervising the District’s domestic violence offender caseload worked together to make a better Christmas for young victims of domestic violence. In all, the effort provided assistance to families receiving services through the Interior Center for Non-Violent Living, the Fairbanks shelter for women in distress from domestic violence. The team consisting of Probation Officers Sheri White, James Johnson and Glenn Bacon, and Criminal Justice Technician Christopher Hampton, along with a significant donation from former Probation Officer Timothy “Stick” Stickel and his colleagues at the University of Alaska Fairbanks eLearning & Distance Education office raised money to purchase Christmas presents for children ranging in age from three months to sixteen years, representing nearly 100 families. PO White’s sister, Tammy Williams (In-Court Clerk for the Court System), and CJT Hampton’s wife Christie and daughter Hannah generously volunteered to help with shopping and wrapping. PO White, the lead domestic violence probation officer for Fairbanks, said, “We wanted to create another dimension to probation officer work in the community, and what better place to start than with child victims of domestic violence. We work daily with the staff at the women’s shelter for victim support services, and they are instrumental to the success of DOC’s Fairbanks domestic violence program. Our ability to partner with the University was an added bonus.”