About Our Team

Sherry Hunter graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 1988.  While in Boston, she worked for The Massachusetts Department of Corrections and the Governor’s Anti-Drug Task Force.  Upon arriving to Philadelphia, Ms. Hunter joined the staff at Center City Crime Victim Services in 1989; two months after CCCVS’s inception.  She was the court advocate and helped clients file claims for Crime Victim’s Compensation.

Ms. Hunter has more than twenty-five years’ experience in assisting victims and witnesses of crime in Philadelphia. Since becoming the Executive Director, Sherry has expanded the agency to address the various needs of crime victims in Center City. The agency recognizes the challenges that the Chinatown and LBGTQ community face and has victim advocates to address those specific needs. 

Sherry enjoys spending time with her goats and making goat milk soap and goat milk cheese along with spending time with her three children.  She is also involved with multiple activities in her local church.


Executive Director



Bilingual Victim Advocate

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LGBTQ Victim Advocate

Jessica Tomchick was born and raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania but has had ties to the city of Philadelphia throughout her life as her mother was born and raised in South Philadelphia. She is a recent graduate of Temple University with a bachelor's degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and minors in LGBT Studies and Psychology.

She is a former intern of Equality Pennsylvania, an organization that aims to further rights and opportunities for LGBT Pennsylvanians.



Victim Advocate

Chelsey Williams became a Penn State University alumna after graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice, and a minor in Sociology. A Philadelphia native, she currently resides in the Northeast section of the city. She joined the Center City Crime Victim Service team in January of 2014 as an intern and gradually moved her way up to Volunteer Coordinator after a very successful fundraiser. Chelsey has always wanted to serve her community and what better way than with a non-profit organization that assists anyone looking for help. After returning from maternity leave, Chelsey was given the role of Victim Advocate for the 6th and 9th districts. She plans to put forth her best foot along with the other staff members in contributing a helpful hand to those in need.



Court Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator

Melodi Amey began her internship with Center City Crime Victim Services (CCCVS) in May of 2017. Through training from experiences and passionate victim advocates she has since become the Court Advocate and Volunteer/Intern coordinator.


She was born and raised in Philadelphia and is currently enrolled in Temple University. She is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She plans to continue her studies in the behavior sciences at the graduate school level in the hopes of perusing a career in law enforcement, where she will be able to use her talents to help her community.


Melodi is eager to continue her work with CCCVS and is excited about the work she will do for victims with this organization.


© 2016 by Center City Crime Victim Services.

Images courtesy of Kyle Laskowski and Jessica Tomchick.

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