PARSONS — (April 24, 2020) — Darcy Wilford of the Labette County Attorney’s Office was recognized this week for her service to crime victims as part of the annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.
Wilford was notified by the attorney general’s office this week in lieu of an in-person awards ceremony typically held during the state’s annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference that she has received the Outstanding System-Based Advocate Award.
Wilford not only serves as the primary contact for crime victims in the Labette County Attorney’s Office, but is also a critical legal assistant to the attorneys practicing in the office. Wilford also served from 2016 to 2017 as a subcommittee member for the Improving Criminal Justice Response, an initiative of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Domestic and Sexual Violence, which exists to create a consistent, coordinated statewide response to crimes of domestic and sexual violence throughout Kansas.
In nominating Wilford for the award, Cheyenne LaFalier of the Labette County Attorney’s Office described Wilford as “very compassionate, understanding, honest, and open with all of our victims. Darcy deserves some recognition for her hard work.”
The annual recognition of those who provide outstanding service to victims of crime was scheduled to take place at the 23rd Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference hosted by the governor and attorney general. The conference was to take place April 1-2 in Wichita, but was canceled due to the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.