Sunday, February 5, 2012
New Jersey State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy has no advocate or Director
The New Jersey State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy has had no Director who is skilled at being an advocate since Sandra McGowan retired in December of 2007. When Governor Christie was adding staff to his Governor's office payroll he was cutting the staff at the State office of Victim Witness Advocacy. The NJ State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy website lists Dolores Blackburn as the Director but Dolores who is a Deputy Attorney General and does not have a background assisting crime victims was transferred to another area of the Attorney General's office two years ago. Heddy Levine Sabol who is listed as the contact along with Information on Federal Grant Programs to help Victims of Crime and Stop Violence Against Women in New Jersey retired in 2011. She did not have a background advocating for crime victims and was also transferred from another area of the Attorney General's office. Currently, there is no one running the New Jersey State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy. Crime Victim's in NJ are left to advocate for themselves.
Posted by Karen at 10:15 AM