- About the Chief Deputy Prosecutor
About the Chief Deputy Prosecutor
Ms. Herring is a career Prosecutor who has worked in several Indiana counties over the past 15 years and is passionate about serving the community. She attended Indiana University Bloomington and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Kelley School of Business. At Indiana University, Ms. Herring started a disability advocacy and awareness student organization and received a national award from the Association on Higher Education and Disability for outstanding disability advocacy at the collegiate level. Ms. Herring was also named Student Employee of the Year in the Dean’s Division for her work with Disability Student Services during her Senior Year. Ms. Herring was one of five Seniors in her graduating class awarded the Elvis J. Stahr Distinguished Senior Award for exemplary academics, community service, and contributions to the Indiana University community.
Ms. Herring obtained her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio. While in Law School, Ms. Herring received a Pro Bono Award for working with a Dayton area domestic violence shelter, the Commitment to Community Award for outstanding community service throughout her law school tenure, she was a Member of the St. Thomas Moore Society, and President of the Women’s Caucus.
Ms. Herring’s prosecution career began in Elkhart County. She started out in Elkhart City Court and has many fond memories of learning the ropes from her
colleagues and mentors while making her way through misdemeanor court, lower felonies, juvenile court, and major felony court. Ms. Herring joined the St. Joseph County Special Victims Unit in 2013 and was appointed as the lead attorney in 2014 to supervise the Special Victims Unit and Juvenile Prosecutors. She specialized in prosecuting sexual assaults, domestic violence, child homicides and those associated with domestic violence or sexual assault, and cases involving crimes against children. In 2018, Ms. Herring officially joined the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit and focused on prosecuting major felony offenses and homicides. While in St. Joseph County, Ms. Herring was the Vice Chair of Prevent Child Abuse of St. Joseph County; an Executive Board Member of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit; a Member of the St. Joseph County Sexual Assault Team; and a Member of the CASIE Center Multi-Disciplinary Team.
Ms. Herring joined the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office as the Chief Deputy Prosecutor in 2020. She is currently a board member of Zoey’s Place, the Hancock County Child Advocacy Center; the Chair of the Hancock County Sexual Assault Response Team; the Chair of the Hancock County Child Fatality Review Team; a Member of Hancock4Kids, the local Prevent Child Abuse chapter; a Facilitator for Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children; a Member of Leadership Hancock County, a Member of the Hancock County Child Protection Team; and a Member of the Zoey’s Place Multi-Disciplinary Team. Ms. Herring’s leadership was integral in reinvigorating the Hancock County Sexual Assault Response Team in 2021 and ultimately in creating a partnership to establish Hancock County’s first Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program with Hancock Regional Health and the Knightstown Clinic in 2022.
In her free time, Ms. Herring enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, attending Notre Dame football games, watching IU basketball, yoga, barre, and reading. She is a committed servant leader and finds joy by giving back to her community through volunteering for many local organizations.