Sherina James, she/her/hers: Senior Consultant
For over 20 years, Sherina James has centered the voices of survivors of violence.
She has advocated for elderly, low-income families, women of color, and domestic and sexual violence survivors. Her commitment to victim rights is the foundation of her work in victim services at the local, state, and national levels.
Sherina joined the Sexual Assault Services Program of the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) in 2017. In her role as a funder at OCVA, she works with Child Advocacy Centers (CACs), as part of the Statewide CAC funding Initiative. In addition, she manages funding to support services prioritizing the needs of the Black community. She strives for social justice and equity in her funding and advocacy work.
Prior to joining OCVA, Sherina worked with the King County Sexual Assault Program, the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, as well as the Department of Corrections’ Victim Services Program. Her position as the former Chair of the Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence helped shape community response and resources for survivors in Pierce County, Washington.
Sherina has collaborated with the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) for over ten years. She currently serves as the national and Tacoma Washington chapter Administrative and Project Coordinator for the African American Domestic Peace Project (AADPP) initiative.
Sherina received her A.A.S. in Human Services and B.A. in Social Work from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska Sherina currently lives in Tacoma, Washington. In her spare time, she enjoys walking with GirlTrek, dancing, cooking, building community, and spending time with friends while enjoying good food.