Making A Difference For Victims And Their Families
McGuinty Government Opens Nominations For Victim Services Awards Of Distinction
Ontario will be recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the field of victim services.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Attorney General's Victim Services Awards of Distinction. The awards recognize the exemplary efforts of those who serve and support victims of crime and their families on a daily basis. The awards also honour individuals who have been personally impacted by crime, but have since worked to raise the profile of victims' issues in Ontario.
Nominations will be accepted until March 2, 2012.
- Past recipients include such notable individuals as Louise Russo, a gun crime survivor and founder of Working Against Violence Everyday (WAVE); Julie Craven, mother of a murder victim and driving force behind Kevin and Jared's Law; and human trafficking survivor Timea Nagy, who has written a book, Memoirs of a Sex Slave Survivor, based on her experiences.
- Nominations are reviewed by a selection panel that includes members of the Office for Victims of Crime.
- The award recipients will be announced during National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, April 22-28, 2012.
“It is critically important that Ontario victims and their families have somewhere and someone to turn to for help in their time of greatest need. I am proud to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of those dedicated individuals and organizations who are working, each and every day, to serve and support victims of crime.”