April 20, 2012
“To those seniors and especially elderly veterans like myself . . .You are not alone and you have nothing to be ashamed of. If elder abuse happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want you to know that you deserve better.”In addition, these outstanding advocates received awards during the ceremony:
- Common Justice, for their work encouraging victims’ participation in the justice process.
- Dr. Dora Shriro, for creating a state corrections-based victim assistance program.
- Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) founder Rachel Lloyd, for serving girls and young women who have experienced sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.
- Julia Dunkins and Justin Todd Fennell, for using their personal experiences as survivors of violence to support others.
- Dr. Linda Ledray, for establishing the Sexual Assault Resource Service (SARS), one of the first Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs.
- Maricopa County (AZ) Adult Probation Department Financial Compliance Unit, for holding probationers accountable for financial compliance with the collection of restitution for victims of crime.
- Michelle D. Scott, for instituting a victim services program with an advisory board composed of survivors and advocates to ensure that victims’ voices are heard.
- Wingate Grant, for implementing an innovative unit for recovering assets for crime victims that is a model for U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.
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