Monday, August 18, 2014

Suzio to hold Public Information Meeting Office of Victim Advocate

Office of Victim Advocate Advisory Board members Dawn Luddy and Len Suzio will host a community meeting to seek public input regarding the selection of the new Victim Advocate for the State of Connecticut. The OVA Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility of recommending to the Governor candidates for appointment to head the Office of the Victim Advocate for Connecticut. All members of the public, and crime victims and their families in particular, are invited to express their opinions about the qualifications that should be mandated for this very important office. The Victim Advocate has been the subject of controversy in recent years in light of the refusal in 2013 of the Governor to continue the appointment of Michelle Cruz who had been outspoken in her criticism of the Early Release Law that allows violent criminals out of prison early. This is a chance for the public to express to OVA Committee members the characteristics they should consider as they evaluate candidates for the Office of Victim Advocate. See the Press Advisory below for details.

Press Advisory

What: Members of Victim Advocate Advisory Committee will hold a informal public event regarding the search for a new Victim Advocate for the State of Connecticut
When: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 8 pm
Where: Meriden Public Library, the Griffen Room, 105 Miller Street, Meriden Connecticut
Purpose: This event is intended to give members of the public and victims of crime an opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions about the desired qualifications for the new Victim Advocate for the State of Connecticut. Office of Victim Advocate Advisory Board members Dawn Luddy and Len Suzio will brief the public on the process and then solicit and listen to input from the public.
Background: The Victim Advocate for the State of Connecticut is responsible to advocate for the rights of the victims of crime and their families. The current Victim Advocate for the State of Connecticut has resigned. The Victim Advocate Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility to solicit, evaluate and recommend candidates for the post of Victim Advocate.
For More information contact: Len Suzio 203-530-1544 for lensuzio@gmail.com

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