Victim Advocates

Our Advocates

The Prosecutor’s Office employs two full-time victim advocates and one advocate / grant administrator.  All advocates have completed training through the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy, B.A.S.I.C.S. Program and attend the annual “Two Days in May” Victim’s Conference.  The advocates are members of the Union County Sexual Assault Response Team and host outreach/training events throughout the year for the community and local law enforcement.  While each advocate specializes in a separate Court (Municipal, Juvenile and Common Pleas), each of them is available to assist a victim with an immediate need, such as a protection order or referral. 

For general inquiries, please call 937-645-4160 or fax 937-645-4191,               Monday through Friday from  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Meet the advocates below:

Elizabeth Clark is the advocate for Municipal (misdemeanor) Court.  She has been with the VOCA Program for 10 years, starting as an intern in 2007 and progressing to a full time advocate in 2008.  Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience working with Law Enforcement, including being a dispatcher for 11 years throughout Franklin County.  She is continuing her education at Clark State University to attain her Associates Degree in Social Work.  Elizabeth works closely with victims of domestic violence and promotes awareness through the Union County Walk-A-Mile-In-Her-Shoes Event.   Elizabeth Clark can be contacted directly at 937-645-4161 or eclark@co.union.oh.us.   

Cory Hamilton is the advocate for Common Pleas (felony) Court.  She has been a full time advocate for 6 years in Union County and previously interned with the Victims Assistance Program of Delaware County for 1 year.  Cory has a Bachelor of Political Science degree from The Ohio State University and attends various trainings throughout the year to continually enhance her response to victim’s needs.  Cory is also the TRIAD/S.A.L.T. Council Coordinator, acting as liaison between senior citizens and local officials to address elder abuse, financial fraud and crime concerns.  Cory Hamilton can be contacted directly at 937-645-4168 or chamilton@co.union.oh.us.

Lucretia Grogan is the Grant Administrator and is the advocate for Juvenile Court. She is a Registered Advocate with Senior Standing through the Ohio Advocate Network and has been with the program since May of 2016. She was previously the Bellefontaine City Prosecutor’s Office Victim Assistance Program’s Executive Director for 7 years. Lucretia is the coordinator of the Union County Sexual Assault Response Team. She has presented trainings for advocates and law enforcement on the relationship between Law Enforcement and Advocates. Lucretia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Business Cognate, with honor distinction from the University of Akron. To date, Lucretia has applied for, obtained, and managed nearly $1000,000,000 grant dollars. Lucretia has special experience with on scene response, crisis intervention, victim interviews, and coordinating outreach initiatives. She is responsible for building partnerships in the community and coordinating outreach. Lucretia Grogan can be contacted directly at 937-645-4163 or at lgrogan@co.union.oh.us.