Julia Meiners Koester is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cape Girardeau County. She represents the State of Missouri in all aspects of criminal prosecution, from charging decisions through trial which include a wide variety of criminal offenses such as murders, sexual assaults, child sexual abuse, domestic assaults, robberies, and narcotics offenses. Julia serves on the Board of Directors for the Safe House for Women and is the Chairperson of the Child Fatality Review panel. She most admires her mother whom she describes as wise, opinionated, strong, confident, kind and generous. She stands up and fights for women who are in the toughest spots of their life and empowers them to fight through very difficult circumstances.