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Contact: Lori Sitler
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Date: August 20, 2004
BRADY AND STAFF TO PRESENT AT NATIONAL
(Wilmington, DE): Attorney General Jane Brady will present at the 30th Annual North American Victim Assistance Conference sponsored by the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) in Sacramento, California next week. On Tuesday, August 24th, Brady, along with Mariann Kenville-Moore, Director of Victim/Witness Services for the Attorney General’s Office and Lester Johnson, Special Investigator in the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation Project, will present a training session entitled, "Building Advocacy Through Peers." The session will focus on Delaware’s successful use of senior citizens as advocates for elderly crime victims through its Senior Victim Advocate Program.
· Brady said, "This program has been extremely successful for senior victims in Delaware. I look forward to sharing information about our Senior Victim Advocate Program with victim services providers throughout the United States and Canada at the NOVA conference."
· Brady also will moderate a panel discussion on Tuesday entitled, "What Elected Prosecutors Have Learned from Crime Victims and Their Advocates." Prosecutors from around the country will comprise the session.
· Since 1997, Attorney General Brady has been a member of the NOVA Board of Directors. NOVA, founded in 1975, is the oldest national group of its kind in the worldwide victims’ movement. Its mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis.