At your service: Crime Victim Liaison
It’s Crime Victim Liaison Biiftuu Ibrahim Adam’s job to help crime victims navigate the court system in Bloomington successfully with as little stress as possible. This new grant-funded position in the City Attorney’s Office is the first of its kind at the City of Bloomington with the goal of giving crime victims a designated person to guide them through the often complicated criminal justice process and inform them of their rights. Adam has been involved in advocacy since 2011. She has worked at Cornerstone in Bloomington and most recently at PRIDE (Promoting Recovery, Independence, Dignity and Equality). She also volunteers as a board member for Standpoint, which is a nonprofit that provides support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. “I’m hoping that me being here shows the community that the City Attorney’s Office is absolutely here to support them,” Adam said.