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Victim Advocate, Frisco Police Department

Haleh Cochran is currently a victim advocate with the Frisco Police Department. She began her career as a sexual assault advocate in 2008 at The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center. It is her work as an advocate that drives her dedication towards pursuing change within victims’ rights movement. Ms. Cochran has presented at national and state conferences on creating and improving trauma-focused services, providing culturally responsive care, and collaborating with law enforcement. In addition to working with survivors and providing training in the community, she is also the Training Director at The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center and serves as the Board President for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. Ms. Cochran received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Texas at Dallas and is currently in the process of obtaining her Master’s in Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University.

She was the 2018 recipient of the Rebecca Case Egelston Bridge Builder award from the Collin County Council on Family Violence for “the ability to look beyond and to view what is in the best interest of whole, to have one’s only agenda that of an unselfish commitment to addressing the greater good; and to have the ability to bring together differing views and perspectives and create an atmosphere of collaboration.”