STOP domestic violence


 My name is lesli Forbis, and I have served as the Victim Services Advocate for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department since August 2014. I work with victims of crime, specializing in domestic violence. My goal for the Sheriff’s Department is to ensure that our officers are always keeping a victim centered approach in mind as they investigate crime.

Prior to working for the Sheriff’s Department, my first experience as an was with the Putnam County Prosecutors Office. I later served as a Legal Assistant with the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office until I accepted my current position. Since being employed with the Sheriff’s department I have helped to implement the Handle with Care Program within the Putnam County School System as well as helping to develop and start the first Domestic Violence Shelter in Putnam County.

I have served on the Putnam County STOP team, a collaborative task team, focused on victims of violence for 7 years. I serve on several committees with the WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Project, The WV State Supreme Court and participate in AWARE Project.

Lesli Forbis

Phone: (304)586-0256 Ext. 2259


Sgt. Heather Grimmett