(TUSCOLA) — Tuscola County Sheriff Lee Teschendorf and Undersheriff Glen Skrent recently presented an award of completion to Chaplain Lang Yang, who participated in the 20 hour Victim Advocate Training program offered by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association. The Tuscola County Victim Service Unit is operated out of the sheriff’s office and is made up of volunteers in the community, dedicated to helping others. Volunteer advocates are called upon during a crisis by local police departments to provide support to families who experience a traumatic event, victims of domestic or sexual violence, or fatal accidents. They also assist officers in delivering unexpected death notices. All Tuscola County Victim Advocates must complete 20 hours of training, sign up for the On-Call schedules, attend quarterly meetings, and participate in ongoing training. Residents looking for counsel or more information on how to become a volunteer are asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 989-673-8161 ext. 9.
Pictured: Sheriff Lee Teschendorf and Under Sheriff Glen Skrent presenting the Award of Completion to Chaplain Lang Yang and a group of Tuscola County Chaplains and Advocates.