MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Morris Township Police Lieutenant has joined VictimsVoice, an app that addresses issues raised by the #MeToo movement.

Glogolich, who has been an officer for the past 15 years, investigates domestic violence within the community.

“It’s appalling to see the way that everything works and how unsafe it is to be a victim, especially when they try to come forward,” explains Glogolich. “But after my own personal experience with domestic violence, I knew that I had a purpose to pay it forward to the community and to make it better.”
 

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As a result, Glogolich helps train officers and community volunteers to be able to assist victims and help them receive proper care.

“Doing this allows me to connect more with the victims which I find to be extremely humbling,” says Glogolich. “At the end of the day, I hope that my officers and I are able to show genuity when helping victims.”


 
Sheri Kurdakul, VictimsVoice founder and CEO, was introduced to Glogolich at a local panelist event in Morris County.

“The thing that I loved the most about Heather is that she is a real person with experience on both sides – victim and law enforcement,” explains Kurdakul. “Other than my personal experience, I have no knowledge of police interaction with victims, and she understands the importance of what we are doing and is assisting us in ensuring we get all aspects right.”

Within the VictimsVoice app, the victim owns the information in the evidence report form they fill out. After completing the form, the victim then has control over if, when, or to whom the evidence report is shared with. The app also eliminates a financial trail or barrier to access for the victim, since according to the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, almost 99% of domestic violence victims experience financial abuse, in which they have no control over their finances.


 
After talking with Kurdakul and being shown the app, Glogolich knew she wanted to promote this to people to have as a resource for help.

“When Sheri showed me the app, we both realized in that moment there are improvements we can make on creating a report form for victims to complete,” explains Glogolich. “She offered me to join her team as a Law Enforcement Advisor after I had made suggestions on a few changes that improved the app, and I was more than excited to accept. I believe this will be a healing process for me and will allow me to take something from my past that was bad and turn it into something good.”
 
The VictimsVoice app is live and currently available in the Google Play Store and as a progressive web app. For more information, visit the official website at www.VictimsVoice.app.

 

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