Kelly Muklevicz, Crisis Response Team Development & Outreach Manager. Kelly joined NOVA in 2024 with nearly 10 years of experience providing trauma informed, crisis response services to at risk youth, and crime victims. Prior to joining NOVA, Kelly worked as a Supervising Victim Advocate for the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office within the Ventura County Family Justice Center (FJC), providing direct services to victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, human trafficking, sexual assault and homicide.  The FJC model brings together more than 40 public and community based organizations working together to reduce trauma, eliminate repeat victimization, and mitigate future risks by providing a safe environment to access comprehensive resources and close gaps in services.

Kelly has experience working with survivors and families of mass violence incidents including deployments to 2 mass shootings, the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, and the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA on November 7, 2018, subsequently managing a $1.6M federal Anti-Terrorism and Emergency Assistance Program grant which provided no cost long term mental health support services for survivors, and families of these incidents.  Kelly has received commendations from the Attorney General of California and Nevada, received Victim Advocate Team of the Year Awards in response to Rt. 91 & Borderline, as well as the Tadini Bacigalupi Program Distinction Award from NOVA for her collaborative partnership with Give an Hour on the Route 91 Heals Program.

Through lessons learned Kelly has presented nationwide on mass violence response, participates in a statewide planning collaborative of victim advocates in all 58 counties in California, and has worked closely with Resiliency Center Directors nationwide in a partnership with the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center.  Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Sociology from York College of Pennsylvania, holds a 30 emergency substituting teaching credential in the State of California, and is trained as a Hospice Patient Care Volunteer.   In 2023, Kelly became NOVA certified and TOT trained.

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