U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace Commemorates Nationwide Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

ND: The US Attorney’s Office is commemorating National Victims of Crime Rights Week

(STL.News) – U.S. attorney Drew H. Wrigley announced that on November 10, 2020, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for North Dakota District recognized individuals across the state for providing outstanding service to the victims. Victim assistance awards were given to the following people:

Assistant United States Attorney Victim Assistance Award – James Patrick Thomas, U.S. Assistant Attorney, US Law Firm, Bismarck.

Support Staff Victim Assistance Award – Fallon Clouse, Regulatory Probation Officer, U.S. Probation, Minot.

Victim-Witness Advocate Assistance Award – Gene Hughes, Victim Specialist, Indian Affairs Bureau, Aberdeen, SD.

Special Agent Victim Assistance Award – Bruce Bennett, Special Agent (Retired), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Minot.

State Law Enforcement Victim Aid Award – Sue Schwab, Detective, Devils Lake Police Department, Devils Lake.

Crime Victim Service Legacy Assistance Award – Joan Halvorson, Victim Specialist, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fargo.

Special Courage Victim Assistance Award – Denise Stevenson, survivor.

The US Department of Justice’s Office for Crime Victims (OVC) leads communities across the country in the annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week observance. This year’s observation in North Dakota has been postponed from April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme is Seek Justice | Ensuring Victims’ Rights Inspire Hope recognizes the individuals and groups whose advocacy has propelled the victim rights movement over the past half century and inspires victims and their families to feel hopeful for progress, justice and healing

STL.News references:

  1. Drew H. Wrigley Wikipedia page
  2. North Dakota Resource Page
  3. Also available on USA News Today