June 21, 2024

Tribune business owner recognized for service to crime victims

(From the Office of U.S. District Attorney Derek Schmidt)

Brent Foster-Tarman of Tribune was recognized for his service to crime victims during this week’s Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Wichita.

Foster-Tarman was presented the Community Champion Victim Service Award by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt during an awards ceremony today.

Foster-Tarman has served the Western Kansas Child Advocacy Center (WKCAC) since 2015 by providing low- and no-cost repairs and maintenance to their six mobile units that deliver services to 33 counties. He provides oil changes and regular maintenance on all mobile units, specialized repair and diagnostics on all aspects of these mobile units, and complete remodel, modification and construction to suit their needs when a new unit is acquired. His assistance is critical because the service requirements are difficult to meet in their area.

“Without his passion for our cause and his outstanding mechanical skills, our program could not operate,” said Kelly Robbins, Executive Director of WKCAC.

The Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Conference was hosted by Attorney General Schmidt and Governor Laura Kelly. The conference featured a number of speakers and trainers focused on raising awareness of emerging crimes and offering new approaches to respond to enduring crimes, such as child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking.