HONORING THOSE WHO BRING HONOR TO VICTIMS IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA
Angel House and V.O.C.A.L. are recognizing individuals that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services. As the discipline of crime victim services has grown over the years, so has the number of remarkable individuals that significantly contribute to its success. Today, the field includes countless people who through vision, action and leadership have improved the lives of victims in the aftermath of crime. We invite you to submit a nomination for one or more of five awards. In making your nominations, we encourage you to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the crime victims’ field and/or to crime victims. Recipients of the awards will be honored at the Governor’s Conference on April 23rd, as part of the national commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which is scheduled for April 19-25, 2015.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING NOMINATIONS
Nomination forms and supporting materials must be received no later than Friday, March 20, 2015 and can be mailed to: Wiregrass Angel House, Attention: Selection Committee, P.O. Box 7133, Dothan, Alabama 36302 or faxed to (334) 702-7014. If you have any questions about the award nominations or selection process, please call Shelly Linderman at (866)318-6225.
- You may nominate one or more worthy individuals using one form per nominee.
- Candidates nominated but not selected in previous years are eligible for consideration. Previous award winners, however, are not eligible to be nominated and will not be considered for the same award.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AWARDS
- Each year, through the prestigious Miriam Shehane Award, Angel House honors extraordinary individuals who exemplify the long-term commitment that characterizes individuals who work with victims with the same caliber of dogmatic passion and concern as the one who this award was named in honor of. Nominees can be a victim, legislator, prosecutor, VSO, or any individual that brings honor to victims.
- The Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award honors those in the field of law enforcement who go beyond the call of duty to assist victims in their time of need. The individual will be one that shows respect and dignity above all else to crime victims and their families.
- The State Prosecutor Award recognizes those in the field of the District Attorney’s Offices that exhibit exceptional perseverance and determination to get the job done and work with the victim and/or their family. To show respect and dignity and, above all else, does what the victim wants and listens to the victim.
- The Victim Service Officer of the Year Award recognizes those in the field that exhibit exceptional compassion and empathy for the victim and/or their family; an individual who treats the victim with kindness and care and who keeps victims informed about their case.
- The King Solomon Award for judicial excellence recognizes those jurists who demonstrate a deep commitment and dedication to the highest ideals of the profession and the administration of justice.