Lindy Nicole Graham, victims’ advocate for the 44th Judicial Circuit, was the guest speaker at the Gainesville Lions Club meeting Thursday. Graham works with the prosecuting attorneys in Ozark, Douglas and Wright counties to keep victims updated as their cases work their way through the courts. She also works to help victims feel safe and securie, both physically and emotionally, she said. She spends time listening to victims as they talk about how their case has impacted them, and she helps by explaining procedures and preparing them for upcoming proceedings and possible outcomes. Last month, in her three-county circuit, she had 128 active cases in which she was assisting victims, she said. Victims’ advocate positions are funded in Missouri through federal and state grants.