Anderson County Court House

Victim Witness Coordinator
Katherine Sellers

Criminal Court

Katherine joined the District Attorney General’s Office in 2009. In addition to her role as Assistant Victim/Witness Coordinator in General Sessions Court Division I, Katherine also serves as the Administrative Manager for 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force.  As the Administrative Manager, Katherine is responsible for the processing and administrations of all grant requirements and financial records as well as day-to- day administrative tasks.

Asst. Victim/Witness Coordinator
Caitlin “Madison” Cook

General Sessions Division I – Clinton

Madison interned with our office in 2014 and then began her career with us in 2015. She is a graduate of Pellissippi State Community College, earning her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies. She continued her education with King University and obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with distinction. Madison enjoys spending time with her family, watching Tennessee football, and monogramming.

Asst. Victim/Witness Coordinator
Sydney King

General Sessions Division II – Oak Ridge

Sydney has a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee. During her time at UT, she completed internships with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the United States Marshal Service. Sydney joined this office in February of 2017, after previously working for United States Probation in Knoxville. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and yoga.

Asst. Victim/Witness Coordinator
Rhoni Standefer

General Sessions Division I & II – Domestic Violence

Rhoni Standefer comes from Knoxville, TN where she lives with her husband, Grant.   She has previous experience working with victims, as well as in the court system after serving 16 years as a Rape Crisis Counselor in Texas and New Mexico.  Rhoni and Grant have three grown children, Brooke Akin, Zach Standefer and Bonni McDonald.

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.