Union County, Ohio

Victim Advocates


Our Advocates

In order to serve victims of crime, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office employs three full-time victim advocates and one part-time grant administrator.  All of our advocates, including our grant administrator, have completed advocate training through the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy, B.A.S.I.C.S. Program and have additional training thoughout the year.

Our 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), they are each available to assist victims with urgent needs, such as a protection order or referral for various services.

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 Marysville Municipal Court.  She has been with the VOCA Program since 2007, beginning as a volunteer and progressing to a full time position as an advocate in 2008.  Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience working with Law Enforcement, including being a 911 dispatcher for 11 years in Franklin County.  She is continuing her education with a local University to attain her Associates Degree in Social Work and attends ongoing specialized trainings throughout the year to better assist her clients.  Elizabeth works closely with victims of all crimes, with a specific focus on domestic violence.  She is part of the the Sexual Assault Team of Union County and works to promote 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 .

Jackie Ketchum is the full time advocate for Juvenile Court.  She has been with the office for 7 years and specializes in working with victims of juvenile offenders.  Jackie has her Associates Degree in Law Enforcement through Columbus State Community College and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree from Franklin University.  She previously worked as a corrections officer for the Department of Youth Services.  Jackie heads up the annual United Way Drive for the Prosecutor’s Office, collecting generous donations from local businesses that are auctioned online.  The auction has raised thousands of dollars that go toward funding 6 local food pantries, Turning Point domestic violence shelter, four senior centers, and more.  Jackie Ketchum can be contacted directly at 937-645-4167 or jketchum@co.union.oh.us .

Cory Hamilton is the advocate for Common Pleas (felony) Court.  She has been a full time advocate for 4 years in Union County and  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 .

Idella Feeley is the grant administrator for the VOCA Program.  She has been with the Prosecutor’s Office since 2010, and was previously with the Union County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years, and prior to that, the Union County Auditor's Office for 17 years.  She has an Associates Degree in Accounting from Columbus State Community College and has acquired over $4.7 million worth of grants during her employment in Union County.  Idella also assists with victims when needed and plays an active part in various outreach programs.  Idella Feeley can be reached directly at 937-645-4163 or ifeeley@co.union.oh.us .