Please welcome the newest member of the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative (NSI) team, Isabella Lovadina. Isabella is the new Court Advocate for the Forest Park Southeast (FPSE) and Central West End (CWE) neighborhoods. A partnership between the Washington University Medical Center and the CWE NSI has created an opportunity for Isabella to make a difference in these two neighborhoods.
Many neighborhoods throughout the City of St. Louis have experienced success by taking an active role in the criminal justice system process. The CWE and FPSE neighborhoods are fortunate to be able to support a full time advocate. Regarding the position, Isabella had this to say, “Many times after an individual or community is victimized, they suffer many unpleasant feelings and emotions. Many times victims feel that there is no one to turn to and to help guide them in the long process of keeping these criminals behind bars. I will be there to encourage and guide them through a difficult and confusing process. I will notify the community of crimes that are happening in their neighborhoods and encourage them to play an active role by volunteering to help keep their neighborhoods safe.”
Isabella believes that the position is a perfect fit for her and a way to utilize her passion to help the community in making sure justice is served. She brings a unique understanding to the role. As a retired police officer she understands and appreciates how the justice system works and as a previous victim she can understand and relate to other victims.
If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the Court Advocate efforts in the CWE or FPSE neighborhoods please contact the NSI office.
CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative
4746 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-0496 (Fax)