Tricia Everest was one of 12 individuals and one organization across the nation to receive a National Crime Victims’ Service Award from the Office for Victims of Crime, a component of the Office of Justice Programs for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Everest is the chairman of the board of Palomar Family Justice Center. The award is given to individuals whose vision, leadership and actions on behalf of crime victims has made a significant difference in the lives of the community around them.
Everest received the Volunteer for Victims Award.
In describing Everest, the OVC website, said she “has helped transform the service community in Oklahoma City through her leadership, vision and ability to get other leaders to the table to create change. She has a long history of philanthropy and public service.
“She has worked with community leaders in the fields of criminal justice mental health and the arts to stop abuse against women, prevent over-incarceration, and create pathways for children to overcome trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Her focus is on providing men and women the tools to walk new paths for their children absent of abuse, poor health, poverty, incarceration, or addiction.”