Safety Zone Advocacy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

​Safety Zone Advocacy


Judy Cornett

President - Judy Cornett, Victim Advocate
Vice-President - Paul Wells, Retired D.O.C. (Retired Sex Offender Probation Officer & Forensic Specialist)
Vice-President - Luis Ycaza, D.O. (Internal Medicine & Personal Injury)
Treasurer - Pam Abbey, Bookkeeper
Treasurer- Leigh Summer (CPA)
Secretary – Tonia Gilmore



We're always looking for more people to help.  Talk to a member today to find out how you can help make a difference.

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and help.

Judy Cornett, Founder and Executive Director

Dr. Susan Kelley, Psychologist
Richard Grimberg, (Retired Officer - St. Petersburg Police Department) Security (Chair of Security)
Tom Hayman, Security
Bruce Heller, Security
Morris Catfish, Security
Denise Nestor, (Retired Sgt. - Pinellas Sheriff’s Office), Victim Advocate (Chair of Education and Safety)
Margo Scaggs, Advocate
Pam Abbey, Advocate
Lori Browning, Advocate
Michelle Lyons, Advocate
Ash Lyons, Teen Advocate
Wendy Akers, Advocate
Guy Webb, Advocate (Musician)
Tiffany Marino, Advocate
Brenda Rucker, Advocate (Coordinator in Crestview, Florida)
Kim Burke, Advocate
Lisa Stuby, Internet Group Advocate
Tim Poe, Advocate, Graphic Design & Printing
SuziQue Martinez, Graphics
Patti Alley, Emcee
Daniel Ribacoff, Polygraph Examiner  
Michael Moorer, Private Investigator (Retired Professional Heavy Weight Champion Boxer)
Phil Flattley, Children’s Fingerprinting Program
Alvin Jones, P.A., Attorney
Michael Larrinaga, P.A. Attorney
Peter Garcia, Videographer

Our founder

Lorrie Benjamin, Web Designer (Texas)
Patricia Riggins, Coordinator (Georgia)
Megan Childers, Coordinator (Arkansas)
Dina Lee, Coordinator (Missouri)
Scott Johnson, Coordinator (Missouri)
Desiree Sewell, Coordinator (Alabama)
Al Smith, Private Investigator (California)
Mark Stannard, Private Investigator (Kentucky)
Everett Kirk, Private Investigator (Ohio) (BACA)
Bryan Burnes, Volunteer (California)
Larry Barron, Volunteer Musician (California)
Tony St. Lavorgna, Musician, wrote Theme Song (California)
Michael Kehoe, Entertainment Consultant (California)
Melisa Feezey Gillett, Advocate (Illinois)
Mike Pistorino, Coordinator & Speaker (Ohio)


In 2003, the State Attorney's words finally came true and I got my wish again! Acting on my own, I discovered that Kevin Kinder had violated his probation for a second time. I directed police to his whereabouts, and a search of his home revealed a stolen vehicle in the garage and his garbage and home computer turned up evidence that he was indeed in violation of his probation. These charges landed him back in prison with a 60-year sentence. But, my fight for justice did not stop there!

By this time, I had become familiarized with the laws regarding sexual predators, and I redirected my career and became an Advocate for Victim's and Victim's Right's. Outspoken, passionate, and focused, I had learned to use the media to get my message out to the public.

I became the Founder and Executive Director of Safety Zone Advocacy, Inc. which is designed to educate children and their families about Sexual Predator Awareness. I began an internship with a Private Investigator, with the goal of specializing in Sexual Abuse cases. I became an active advocate for victims and I now offer my support to families who have suffered the loss of their children through sexual crimes. I have been a supporter for the families of Carlie Brucia, Jessica Lundsford, Sarah Lunde, and Elizabeth Shoaf, amongst others. I continue to appear in local and national media to voice my opinions about Sexual Predator Laws. I even conducted my own "sting" operation engaging an online predator in 2003, which eventually led to the arrest and conviction of a twenty year Veteran Reserve Deputy in the Manatee Co. Sheriff's Office, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

So, this is my story!  How I overcame what seemed to be impossible odds to emerge as a strong voice against sexual predators. It is also the story of my son Jason's ordeal, and how he survived the horrifying attack upon him. Fourteen years later, he still struggles daily with the demons that attack him, unleashed. So today, I am here to share with you the knowledge I have obtained from our emotional story about love, hope, determination and survival.

Judy Cornett has now taken it to the next level and has formed a great team, which is her pride and joy, "Safety Zone Advocacy, Inc." and “Predator Patrol."

Her passion is so strong and her drive is powerful, she has given her life savings and her modest income to continue her fight. If she goes to bed tonight knowing she saved one child's life or took one more child molester off the street, she knows her battle has been won!



Education on safety, prevention & intervention of sex crimes against children.