Cape & Islands DA's Office staff members recognized in Boston

Six Victim Witness staff members receive length of service awards last Friday

Six members of the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office Victim Witness staff were  recognized in Boston on Friday.  The six received Length of Service awards at the 2014 Victim Rights Conference.

In a release, Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe congratulated his staff for their continued efforts.

The conference and an earlier State House Awards Ceremony on April 8 were held in recognition of Victim Rights Month in Massachusetts and National Crime Victims Rights Week (April 6-April 12, 2014.).

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Victim Bill of Rights.

"Victim advocacy is often a tough and sometimes thankless job," said Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe. "I appreciate the hard work and tireless effort the people in my victim witness office perform."

The Conference on April 25, presented by the Victim and Witness Assistance Board and the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance (MOVA), brought together survivors and victim service providers for a series of workshops, exhibits and networking.

The award recipients were:

  • Susan O'Leary, program director - 30 years
  • Deborah McCoy, assistant program director - 20 years
  • Marnie Edwards, advocate - 25 years
  • Kimberly Pierce, advocate - 21 years
  • Ann Garlington, advocate - 15 years
  • Laurie Hart, advocate - 10 years welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on