Victim Advocate Promoted to Supervisor


Last updated 5/25/2023 at 5:02pm | View PDF

Nicole Burnham

Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward announced the promotion of long-time staff member Nicole Burnham to the position of Supervising Victim Advocate.

Burnham has served in the Office of the District Attorney since 2003. After supporting prosecutors in the office's juvenile division, she transitioned to the position of Victim Advocate specializing in serving victims of elder abuse.

During her time serving the Tulare County senior community, she worked with the county multi-disciplinary team serving elders and dependent adults and gave over 200 speaking presentations to seniors and caretakers about abuse and scams. In 2018, Burnham spearheaded the Tulare County Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Symposium that provided training to 125 participants serving the elder community.

Burnham is also a trained handler for Fortune, the office's first courthouse comfort K-9.

As Supervisor, Burnham will oversee advocates trained in the Violence against Women Act, human trafficking, and elder abuse.


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