Our Team


Ashly Morris


Ashly joined the Alleghany Highlands Victim/Witness Assistance Program team in March 2019 as the Program Specialist.  Ashly brings with her almost ten years of experience in the human service field with an extensive background in domestic and sexual violence.  Prior to joining our team, Ashly held the position of Outreach Coordinator at Safehome Systems, the local domestic and sexual violence agency, for five years.  She also holds many certifications for extensive training covering matters of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and elder abuse.

Ashly was previously the chair-person of CAPP (Community Alternatives for Positive Prevention), a local organization designed to identify community needs in the Alleghany Highlands in an effort to provide prevention alternatives for all residents.  She continues to participate in CAPP as well as several other community-minded organizations.  In addition, she provides awareness and education to all on crime victims' rights through outreach for the Alleghany Highlands Victim/Witness Assistance Program. In February 2022 Ashly was promoted to Assistant Director and in November 2023 she was named Director.

Ashly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from Bridgewater College in 2006.  She looks forward to providing continued advocacy in the Alleghany Highlands. 


Alexis Ballard

Program Specialist

Alexis accepted the part-time position of Crime Victim Advocate in May 2019. She is an administrative support team member and is continuing to learn victim services each and every day.

In 2018, Alexis received an associate degree in education from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. In May 2022 she received a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Mary Baldwin College. Alexis was promoted to the position of Program Specialist in February 2022.

Alexis is compassionate in all endeavors, and always eager to assist any victim of crime.