Shelby County Government's Crime Victim and Rape Crisis Center Supervisor
Alicia Denton is a native Memphian who started her career with Shelby County Government's Crime Victim and Rape Crisis Center, advocating for victims and fighting for their rights for more than a decade. MS. Denton was also a Professional School Counselor with Shelby County Schools and worked at Alliance Healthcare Services as a Mental Health Therapist working with victims of trauma.
Ms. Denton is currently the Victim Services Supervisor with the Memphis Police Department. This is the first law enforcement based Victim Services Unit for the department to help families navigate the sudden and tragic impact of homicide.
Ms. Denton holds a Master's degree in Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Memphis. Ms. Denton was the recipient of the 2013 E. Harper Johnson Human Relations award for contributing outstanding leadership in the advancement of intergroup and interpersonal understanding of different cultures, subcultures, and social groups. Ms. Denton was also the recipient of the United States President's Volunteer award because of her dedication and service.
Ms. Denton believes flexibility is key in her current role and the importance of being the tree that bends to be able to adjust, adapt, and accommodate the needs of the families and victims she works for in the field.