Vernal Officer Recognized At State Children’s Justice Symposium

This week, 820 professionals gathered for the 2019 Children’s Justice Symposium at Snowbird hosted by the Utah Children’s Justice Center Program. The conference focused on a new national campaign called SHINE that is “designed to help children overcome the effects of abuse [and] make sure each child overcomes shame and stigma,” shares the Utah Attorney General’s Office. “Children who survive abuse deserve to SHINE.” While the work of all those in attendance is worth recognition, a Vernal Police Detective was the recipient of a special award during the symposium. Detective Mike Tribe was awarded the 2019 Multidisciplinary Team Award as he is a part of the Uintah/Daggett Children’s Justice Center Multidisciplinary Team. Anyone that knows or works with Detective Tribe knows that this award is well deserved. Detective Tribe has received other awards during his career, including the Vernal Police Department naming him Officer of the Year in 2016. Congratulations Detective Tribe and thank you for all you do to serve our community!

Utah Children's Justice Center Program

Utah Children's Justice Center Program


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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.