Victims Vibe Podcast
On April 14, 2023, Wake Forest Police Department (WFPD) Victim Advocate Carly Simonton introduced a weekly podcast on Next Door Radio (nextdoorradio.com) 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.
Topics & Guests
February 9-Carly discusses teen dating violence
February 2-Carly discusses Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
January 19-Carly discusses victim rights during the court process-Part 2
October 6- Cristen Bopp, InterAct.
September 1 - Beverly Weeks, Cry Freedom Missions
August 18 - Childhood Sex Abuse Survivor
July 21 - Community Resource Officer Aloyna Eakes
June 9 - Nishma Patel, former DV prosecutor
April 28 - Maya Shaw and Jeanelle Leach, Safe Space
Carly 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.