Jacqueline Swanson ’13 receives Sparks of Hope advocacy award
April 11, 2016
Sparks of Hope, a non-profit agency that assists in the healing of child survivors of abuse, has named alumna Jacqueline Swanson ’13 as one of their 2016 Kelly W. G. Clark Advocacy Award winners. The co-recipient this year is the Spotlight team from the Boston Globe (the group covered in the recent movie of the same name).
According to the Sparks of Hope Facebook page, Swanson has contributed to establishing laws advocating for victims of sexual assault. The post reads, “With the estimated 42 million child sexual abuse survivors in the U.S., she represents those of us that have been betrayed in the worst way. She empowers survivors to find their voice and use it. She tirelessly fights injustice every day. She has written 3 laws that were recently passed in Oregon for sexual assault survivors. She’s not only a fantastic attorney, but an amazing and genuine, loving person.”
Swanson is an attorney at Crew Janci LLP, a firm whose mission is to empower “victims of sexual violence or other crimes to achieve the healing they need, the justice they deserve, and the change they desire.”