2011 IACP/LogIn Inc. Excellence in Victim Services Award Winners

The awards were presented at the IACP/LogIn Inc. Excellence in Victim Services Award luncheon held during the 118th Annual IACP Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on October 24, 2011.

 

Small Agency Category

Burlington Police Department
Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime
Burlington, Vermont

 

Through the creation of Parallel Justice in 2006, the Burlington Police Department has revolutionized the way victim services are provided in their community. Parallel Justice is a collaborative effort of the Burlington Police Department, the Community Justice Center, and the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services. Parallel Justice represents a new level of collaboration among municipal and state agencies, non profits, direct service providers, businesses, colleges and individuals. By utilizing such a broad base of partners, a greater sense of community was formed and a more united front of support was established to provide critical support and resources to victims to help them rebuild their lives.

 

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

Pictured Left to Right: 1. Chief Patrick Foley, IACP Vice President at Large, 2. Donna Palomba, Founder of Jane Doe No More, 3. Shelley Rose, CEO and President of LogIn Inc., 4. Parallel Justice Specialist Clark Sheldon, Burlington Police Department, 5. Lieutenant Jennifer Morrison, Burlington Police Department, 6. Chief Michael Schirling, Burlington Police Department, 7. Chief Larry Thoren, Victim Services Committee Chair

 

Medium Agency Category

Anaheim Police Department
Anaheim Family Justice Center
Anaheim, California

 

The Anaheim Family Justice Center was established in 2006 to provide innovative victim services to survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and elder abuse. It is a co-located service delivery model that houses targeted employees of key city, county and state agencies and local non-profit entities. The Anaheim Police Department is the lead agency and partners with the Anaheim City Attorney, Orange County District Attorney, Orange County Social Services and Cal Works. The Center houses personnel such as law enforcement and prosecutors and handles incidents from the first report to successful prosecution of offenders. Non-profit staff handle advocacy for all victims, counseling, restraining order assistance and myriad of additional victim services, including referrals to off-site partners and temporary housing.

 

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

Pictured Left to Right: 1. Chief Patrick Foley, IACP Vice President at Large, 2. Donna Palomba, Founder of Jane Doe No More, 3. Shelley Rose, CEO and President of LogIn Inc., 4. Chief John Welter, Anaheim Police Department, 7. Chief Larry Thoren, Victim Services Committee Chair

 

Large Agency Category

Albuquerque Police Department
Family Advocacy Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

The Albuquerque Police Department was one of the first in the nation to implement a Domestic Abuse Response Team in the early 1990’s to address the then emerging problem of family violence. The Family Abuse and Stalking Training Team (FASTT) came on the scene in the early part of the 2000’s but their duties were limited to administrative review of cases submitted and training police personnel. In 2007, the City opened the Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center, where APD partnered with several other government and non-profit service providers to provide victim services and address the problems of interpersonal violence in the community. Since that time, the FASTT unit has become a centralized investigative component in the department that actively investigates cases of high lethality domestic violence and stalking. The unit works closely with advocates to provide complete wrap-around services for the victims.

Convention Photo by Joe Orlando Inc.

Pictured Left to Right: 1. Chief Patrick Foley, IACP Vice President at Large, 2. Donna Palomba, Founder of Jane Doe No More, 3. Shelley Rose, CEO and President of LogIn Inc., 4. Chief Ray Schultz, Albuquerque Police Department, 5. Commander Michael Geier, Albuquerque Police Department, 6. Chief Larry Thoren, Victim Services Committee Chair

 

Honorable Mention

Agencies selected as honorable mentions are the Montpelier, Idaho Police Department, the Delaware State Police, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina Police Department.

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