Board Member Spotlight – Melissa Arvin

May 25, 2017

Melissa Arvin, Prosecutor in the Marion County Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit, has been on the CVHR Board of Directors for several years.  She currently serves as secretary and we recently interviewed her to learn a little more about who she is and why she got involved with the CVHR.

Here is what we learned:

gone girlWhat initially sparked your interest in becoming a board member for the CVHR?

I met Raio at several meetings and I loved the concept of helping crime victims with the civil side of their needs.

What are you most excited to do or accomplish in your role as board member for the CVHR?

I want to see this organization grow to be able to help more victims and be the one place they can go to that will help them become completely safe and separated from their abusers.

What has been your favorite part about being a board member for the CVHR?  

I love being able to talk to people about CVHR and get them interested in helping us.

Are you messy or organized?

Kind of both?

Do you have a favorite quote?

It’s a toss up between “Well behaved women rarely make history.” and “We are the granddaughters of the witches you couldn’t burn.”

What book did you read last?

The last book I read and finished was Gone Girl.

What did you want to be when growing up?

Actress/Dancer on Broadway

What do you like to do in your spare time?

What’s that?

What is an ability you wish you had?

I would like to be able to freeze time/blow things up like Piper Halliwell from Charmed.

What is the first concert you attended?

Paula Abdul