Carol Lane Eagle

CarolCarol Lane Eagle facilitates the Impact of Crime on Victims program at Sussex Correctional Institute.

Carol has devoted nearly 30 years to serving an often times misunderstood population: incarcerated males.  She spent 23 years teaching academics, reentry skills, and moral reasoning to this population.  Carol has developed a sense of the faulty reasoning, or criminal thinking which leads to their actions and an appreciation for the communities they come from.  She has also discovered through their countless, heartfelt life stories,  that they need to come to terms with the physical, emotional, and financial damage/harm they commit against their victims, their communities, their families, and  themselves.

 

 

Sheryl Hickman, Ed.D

sherylSheryl Hickman facilitates the Impact of Crime on Victims and the Courage to Change programs at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Sheryl has a background and experience that includes a career in education and leadership development at major corporations as well as many volunteer initiatives in the community. Sheryl has a Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management, Master’s in Technology Education, and Doctorate in Education, and is a certified Biblical Counselor.

Sheryl is involved in projects providing awareness to the issue of domestic violence against women and children. Sheryl serves as director of a ministry that supports and mentors single mothers; Beautiful Gates Ministry. Some of these mothers are past or current victims of domestic abuse, so victim impact is a relative issue in both of these areas of volunteer work. Previously she has served as a board member for SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery), an organization which provides support to victims of sexual abuse.

 

Melissa Pleasanton

melissa bioMelissa facilitates the Impact of Crime on Victims program at Hazel D. Plant Women's Treatment Facility in New Castle.

Melissa has a bachelors degree in Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women and Gender Studies with concentrations in Social Welfare and Domestic Violence Prevention and Services from the University of Delaware.  Melissa has worked in various roles providing services to victims, specifically to those that have experienced violent crimes.  She believes it is both important and empowering to hear victims'/survivors' stories, and to use these stories to initiate change within our systems and communities.

 

 

Ariana Langford

Ariana Langford

Ariana facilitates the Impact of Crime on Victims and Courage to Change programs at Howard R. Young Correctional Institute. She is also the executive assistant for Executive Director, Kim Book at Victims’ Voices Heard.

Ariana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Immaculata College. She has a background in facilities management, planning and construction. She has facilitated public meetings, and conducted diversity and sexual harassment training. Ariana has been involved in a variety of volunteer activities including serving as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in foster care. She has also served as an officer on the board of directors for two nonprofit organizations.

 

 

Corry Wright

corryCorry facilitates the Courage to Change program at Howard R Young Correctional Institute. This stand-alone program targets the 18-25 year-old prison population in an effort to reduce violence in the city of Wilmington.

Corry is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and an Associate degree in Human Service Technology. Corry is employed at the Delaware Center for Justice and works with youth at Ferris in the SWAGG (Student Warriors Against Guns and Gangs) program. Corry has an extensive background working with at risk youth as well as community members in order to end violence in the city of Wilmington.

 

 

Michelle Washington

MichelleWMichelle Washington facilitates the Courage to Change program at Hazel D. Plant Women’s Treatment Facility in New Castle.

Michelle has a passion to serve, empower and uplift people wherever she goes.  She works as a Senior Analyst at Bank of America.  She helped launch the High Achievers Motivational Academy, an after-school program that focuses on leadership, academic excellence and character development.  Michelle is the founder and CEO of Women of More Organization, LLC,  She is also the author of Woman of More Magazine, which highlights women who are industry leaders,  game changers, community  leaders,  business owners, and difference makers.