Karla C. Reaves is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Pre-Social Work. She received a Master's Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Personnel Management from Troy State University. In December of 1985, Karla became the Director of the Hampton Victim-Witness Assistance Program.
She has held memberships in the National Organization for Victim Assistance, Virginia Network for Victims and Witnesses of Crime (Second Vice President), Peninsula Area Coalition and the National Victims Center. Karla was appointed to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Advisory Commission for the State of Virginia under the administrations of Governors Baliles and Wilder. Karla is currently on the Board of Directors for the Center for Sexual Assault Survivors and the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee for the Criminal Justice Master's Degree program at Norfolk State University. She has been a dedicated advocate for the rights of Victims and Witnesses in the Hampton community for many years.