Miss., Locklear has worked 12+ years in DV Advocacy with over 10 years in direct services as an advocate and as a Shelter Manager at a DV/SA/HT Agency. In these positions, she has had the opportunity to work with state and federally funded grants geared toward providing culturally congruent services to American Indians. She is currently the Director of the Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault/ Human Trafficking Program for the NC Commission of Indian Affairs within the Department of Administration. Throughout her career, she has worked on many projects within North Carolina to assist and inform victims of violence in tribal communities. Most recently she has spearheaded a “Serving American Indian Victims” webinar series that is available through the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s website. She currently serves on the NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking board, and she is also a member of the NC Domestic Violence Commissions Victim Services Committee. For the past few years she has written the Governors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Awareness Day Proclamation. Her goal is to assist victims of interpersonal violence in North Carolina and in tribal communities in receiving culturally specific services that aid in supportive care.