Victim advocate services

If you’ve been victimized, you need help and resources – fast. We will help you regain a sense of control by guiding you through your investigation and ensuring you have a voice throughout the process.

Meet Sonnie Kanneh

Sonnie KannehI was born in West Africa, Liberia and have lived in the United States since I was eight years old. I grew up with my mother and 3 younger siblings in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I earned my B.S. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. It's in my nature to love and help people. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother. I have worked as a Personal Care Assistant for the Elderly, an ABA Therapist for children with Autism, and a Victim Advocate for victims of interpersonal violence. After Minnesota, my family and I moved to Fort Worth, TX, then to Reno where I worked as the Victim Advocate for a non-profit before beginning my position as Victim Services Coordinator with University Police Services. I love spending time with my family, reading, good music and being outdoors.

Contact me:
Phone: (775) 560-0729
Email: skanneh@unr.edu

What types of crimes do we handle?

  • Harassment / threats
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault
  • Dating / domestic violence
  • Assault / battery
  • Homicide / suicide
  • Vehicle crashes
  • Theft

Services offered

  • Personal Advocacy
  • Information about Victim Rights
  • Referrals to appropriate agencies for support, counseling, and resources
  • Reporting Assistance
  • Notification and assistance in filing for Victims of Crime
  • Compensation
  • Assistance in obtaining Protection or Restraining orders
  • Information regarding legal and investigation processes
  • Notification of Criminal Justice Process (case status, arrest, release, case disposition, court proceedings)
  • Accompaniment to medical forensic exam and law enforcement interview
  • Return of Personal Property