Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

Meet the Victim/Witness Coordinator


Victim/Witness Coordinator: Patty J. Boardwine

Patty J. Boardwine
Patty J. Boardwine
  • Joined Office in 2006
  • Hometown:  Saltville, VA
  • Education
    • University of Tennessee - BS, 1987
    • University of Maryland, National Victim Assistance Academy, 1996
    • Advanced Program Manager/Advocate/Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Specialist, National Advocate Credentialing Program
  • Prior and Current Experience
    • Avalon Center: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program, 2000-2006
    • Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, 1998-2000
    • Sexual Assault Center, Knoxville, TN, 1987-1998
    • Knox County District Attorney’s Office Grant Coordinator, 2014 ‐ Present
  • Awards
    • Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking "Ignite a Force" Social Justice Award, 2016
Role of the Victim/Witness Coordinators

Victim/Witness Coordinators are employed by the District Attorney’s Office to help victims and witnesses of crimes to understand their rights and answer their questions about the criminal justice system.

Meet the Support Staff Team

The Support Staff Team of the District Attorney General’s Office performs key functions throughout the office, including ongoing victim/witness contact and support, file and docket preparation, in court and out of court assistance to attorneys, preparation of information pleadings and indictments, facilitation of phone calls, and collaboration with the school system on truancy matters.

Assistant Victim/Witness Coordinators, Legal Secretaries, Receptionists, & Truancy Coordinator:



Knox County Tennessee - District Attorney General Seal
City County Building 400 Main Street
Suite 168
Knoxville, TN 37902