The Examiner examiner.net 05 Jan, 2021 20:45 am

JoEllen Engelbart Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker COVID-19

JoEllen Engelbart Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker COVID-19
Engelbart, 32, died Saturday from complications of COVID-19.

About 18 months ago, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker promoted JoEllen Engelbart into the special victims unit of the prosecutor’s office, which included working with victims of child abuse and sex crimes.“She got a much harder job,” Peters Baker said.” Peters Baker said “sweet” is the first thought that will come to mind about Engelbart.attorney’s office and also the prosecutor’s office in downtown Kansas City before Peters Baker hired her six years ago to work in the prosecutor’s Independence office.

“She actually ran our internship program there,” Peters Baker said.” Engelbart had been putting together a program within the prosecutor’s office to grade domestic violence offenders – determining who could be helped and who presented a greater chance of harming people, for example – something that became even more important amid the pandemic, Peters Baker said.

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