Victims Vibe Podcast

Victims VibeOn April 14, 2023, Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) Victim Advocate Carly Simonton introduced a weekly podcast on Next Door Radio ( airing Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

“Victims Vibe – Tales of Trials & Triumphs”  explores domestic violence, sexual assault, and other family-related issues Simonton encounters in support of victims and witnesses in her role as Victim Advocate.

Her podcast is intended to give the community greater insight into issues facing victims and witnesses of crime, as well as the resources available to them.

“I want to offer a voice to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other crimes,” said Simonton. “I also want to offer hope to their families. Our podcast will offer a platform to share their stories while also helping listeners better understand the judicial process.”


Simonton interviews a different guest during each week’s 30-minute podcast, including experts in public safety, law enforcement, and criminal justice issues.

Submit Your Questions & Topics for Future Episodes

As a special feature, she devotes one episode each month to answering questions submitted by area residents. 

Residents are also invited to submit topics for future episodes. You may remain anonymous. 

Submit Your Question/Topic

Topics & Guests

September 14 -Carly discuses Hispanic Heritage Month and how Domestic and Sexual Violence effects the Hispanic Population

September 8 -Carly discusses Victim Advocates in Law Enforcement (VALEs)

September 1-Beverly Weeks, Cry Freedom Missions

August 18 - Childhood Sex Abuse Survivor

July 21 - Community Resource Officer Aloyna Eakes

July 14 - Carly discusses characteristics of abusers

July 7 - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

June 30 - Dr. Heather Williams, SAFEchild Advocacy Center

June 23 - Seema Kak, Executive Director, Kiran, Inc.

June 9 - Nishma Patel, former DV prosecutor 

June 2 - Carly Simonton discusses several awareness causes highlighted in June and their relation to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

May 26 - Nisha Williams - Legal Director, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

May 19 - Elysia Prendergast-Jones, Legal Aid of NC

May 12 - Dot McFadden and Erin Stanley, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Nurses

May 5 - Carly Simonton discusses domestic violence

April 28 - Maya Shaw and Jeanelle Leach, Safe Space

April 14 - Kristen Fetter, former Domestic Violence Prosecutor, Wake County District Attorney’s Office

About Carly Simonton

Carly SimontonCarly Simonton joined the Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) in December 2021 as its first Victim Advocate.

In this role, she assists victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other crimes. She also provides support, referrals, and other information related to the crime victim’s rights, while also helping victims and witnesses understand and navigate the judicial process.

Prior to joining the WFPD, Carly served stints as Adult Advocacy Counselor at Families Living Violence Free, District Attorney Legal Assistant in the Granville County District Attorney’s Office, and Victim/Witness Legal Assistant in the Wake County District Attorney’s Office.

The Oxford, NC, native graduated from NC State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Criminology and Forensic Science. She was certified as a Forensic Interviewer in 2021 and as a Victim Service Practitioner in 2022.

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