2016 Outstanding Achievement Awards Announced
June 07, 2016
2016 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients
NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference provides the opportunity to pause and acknowledge the amazing work of the heroes and heroines of the victims’ rights movement. These are the people who help victims move toward survivorship and who inspire the rest of us to continue fighting for justice each day. Please join NCVLI as we honor these amazing people.
Mariam El-menshawi, J.D.
2016 Legal Advocacy Award
NCVLI’s Legal Advocacy Award recognizes crime victims’ rights attorneys who have dedicated and committed their time to representing victims of crime in the criminal justice system.
Mariam El-menshawi is the Director and Principal Attorney at McGeorge School of Law, Victims of Crime Resource Center in Sacramento, California. Mariam received her JD/MBA degrees from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Mariam has dedicated her career to helping victims of crime understand their rights and assisting them in navigating and enforcing their rights in the criminal justice system. NCVLI is proud to present Mariam with the 2016 Legal Advocacy Award. Click here to learn more.
Dr. Jerry Yager
2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award
NCVLI’s Victims’ Rights Partnership Award recognizes the collaborative efforts of individuals and/or organizations who have devoted their time to advancing crime victims’ rights.
Dr. Jerry Yager is a Clinical Psychologist, currently in private practice, with more than 30 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. He specializes in working with children and adolescents who exhibit self-destructive behavior and have severe mental illness such as clinical depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic distress disorder and psychosis. NCVLI is proud to present Dr. Yager with the 2016 Victims’ Rights Partnership Award. Click here to learn more.
Valenda Applegarth, J.D.
2016 Gail Burns-Smith Excellence in Victim Services Award