RCS Fresno works to end rape and sexual violence while supporting safe, consensual relationships for all people.

Free and confidential emergency (or non-emergency) help is available anywhere in Fresno County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the RCS Fresno 24-hour rape crisis line: (559) 222-7273.

RCS Fresno advocates are state-certified sexual assault counselors who offer victim-centered, culturally competent, trauma-based services to survivors, including appropriate referrals to therapists and other professionals.

RCS Fresno also provides peer-based community education, rape prevention education and professional training in best practices and primary prevention to partner agencies, educators, social workers, law enforcement officers, attorneys, judges and medical service providers.


James M. A. Witt, President
Letter Carrier, United States Postal Service
Dr. Toni Dupont-Morales, Vice President
Professor of Victimology at California State University, Fresno
Dr. Adrianna Shoji, Secretary
Staff Psychologist at Valley State Prison for Women, Chowchilla, CA
Patricia Spiro, RN, BSN, Director
Professor of Victimology at California State University, Fresno
Amb. Phillip Sanchez, Director
Former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras
Sgt. Kevin Smith, Chief Financial Officer
Fresno Sheriff’s Office
C. Leanne Kozub, RN, Director
Program Coordinator, Guilds Child Abuse Prevention & Treament Ctr
Michael Kerr, MS, Director
Law Student, San Joaquin Valley College of Law


Monte Jewell, JD, Executive Director
mjewell [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Priscilla Meza, Programs Director
​pmeza [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Julia Ramirez, Operations Director
jramirez [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Maria Jacinto, Advocacy Coordinator
​mjacinto [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Marlen Avitia, Advocacy Coordinator
​mavitia [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Jennifer Lekumberry, Advocacy Support Specialist
​jlekumberry [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Sonia Herrera, Advocate
​sherrera [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
​Shanelle Alcantara, Advocacy Support Specialist
​salcantara [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Shari Marquez, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor
smarquez [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Lisa Prudek, MFT Intern, Staff Therapist
lprudek [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Liberty Lopez, Advocacy Coordinator
llopez [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Maribel Salazar Diaz, Advocacy Coordinator
​msalazardiaz [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Raquel Garcia, Advocate
​rgarcia [at] rcsfresno [dot] org
Veronica Manzo, MFT Trainee, Staff Therapist
vmanzo [at] rcsfresno [dot] org