Crystal Buhler, Justice Services Manager

Crystal started as a volunteer at the court house in 2014. She was hired on as a full time Court Advocate in 2015. In 2018, Crystal was promoted to our Lethality Assessment Project Manager (LAP) working with local law enforcement agencies and high lethality referrals. In 2022, Community Works started a Justice Services Program and Crystal stepped in as manager. Crystal manages all of Community Works co-located advocates that are stationed at various law enforcement agencies as well as the courts. Crystal is passionate about advocacy because, “I am a survivor, I know what if feels like to be alone and scared. I want to be that face and voice of support so survivors know they are not alone.”

When not working, Crystal enjoys time with her husband and 4 dogs in the woods or riding her quad on the Oregon Dunes. She loves floating in the rivers and lakes and camping. 

Community Works has given me a unique opportunity to use my life experiences and choices that were painful and use them to connect and help guide others to safety and a chance to heal. 

“-if you want to know where to find your contribution to the world, look at your wounds. When you learn how to heal them, teach others.” Emily Maroutian