The next Lunch with the League program will be held on Tuesday, February 18. The speakers will be Melissa Miller, Site Coordinator for the new Anderson County Family Justice Center, and Detective Wendy Zolkowski, from the Oak Ridge Police Department (ORPD).
The Anderson County Family Justice Center will open in July 2020. Miller and Zolkowski are working together to set up a world-class center that will provide a combination of services and interventions available in one location to help victims of child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence. The Center will help victims break the cycle of violence and become thriving survivors, by providing access to onsite professionals who will assist them in making this transition. The Center will be a free and confidential resource for clients.
Miller holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, as well as secondary education teaching credentials in social studies from the University of California at Fullerton. She most recently worked as recruitment and training coordinator for CASA of East Tennessee.
Detective Zolkowski was a sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department before joining the ORPD in 2018. She has been tasked to investigate and report local elder abuse cases to Adult Protective Services, a division of the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
The meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The presentation will begin at 12:00 noon. Lunches are provided by the Soup Kitchen and are available at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come basis for $10, or you may bring your own. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Lunch with the League is a public service program open to the community. Membership in the League of Women Voters is not required and there is no cost to attend.
The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, a nonpartisan political organization for men and women, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.