The C.A.R.E. Center Staff
Kristi Deputy is a Forensic Interviewer at The C.A.R.E. Center. As a Forensic Interviewer she conducts interviews, writes reports, and works in collaboration with the non-offending parents and multi-disciplinary team members. Prior to her position at The C.A.R.E Center Kristi worked as a Sensitive and Juvenile Crimes Counselor for the Waukesha District Attorney’s Office in the Victim Witness Unit. Kristi held that position for over 14 years, and is proud of the relationships she has built with law enforcement and other agencies who focus on serving victims of crime. Kristi has a strong passion for raising awareness, and fundraising. Kristi believes that every victim needs a voice, and she is always looking for ways to serve victims of crime. Kristi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
FAMILY ADVOCATE/FORENSIC INTERVIEWER FOR THE C.A.R.E. CENTER
Katie Peters has a dual role at The C.A.R.E Center as a Family Advocate and Forensic Interviewer. As a family advocate she meets with families and provides information, referrals and on-going support while their children receive services at The C.A.R.E center. As a Forensic Interviewer she conducts interviews, writes reports, and works in collaboration with the non-offending caregivers and multi-disciplinary team. Prior to her position at The C.A.R.E Center Katie has worked with youth with severe emotional disturbances in Milwaukee and Washington Counties in both residential and in-home settings. Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and is a licensed as a Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin.
The Women’s Center, a community partner of The C.A.R.E Center provides 50% of the shared Family Advocate position. Sabrina, who meets with families and provides information, referrals and ongoing support while their children receive services at The C.A.R.E Center. Sabrina works with the non-offending caregivers to help coordinate individualized ongoing services for each family. Prior to joining The C.A.R.E Center team, she interned at The Women’s Center while completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Children from The University of Phoenix. Sabrina has previous experience working with families and individual survivors of trauma through her 14 years in ministry as a Pastor’s wife.
NURSE PRACTITIONER FOR THE C.A.R.E. CENTER
As a community partner of The C.A.R.E. Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provides medical services at The C.A.R.E. Center. Judy Walczak is a Certified Nurse Practitioner who has been employed for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Child Protection Center since 1997. She has staffed The C.A.R.E. Center since 2008. Judy’s specializes in evaluating children for abuse and neglect at the request of law enforcement and social services. Judy is part of a team that includes Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatricians.