Helping crime victims

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– Photos by John Meiu


PHOTO #1: In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Oakland County officials honored outstanding professional service providers and organizations. This year’s theme, “Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims,” was observed as Oakland officials presented awards to area honorees on Thursday, April 23, at a special recognition held in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium in Pontiac.  During the ceremony, Oakland County Prosecutor’s Victim’s Rights Supervisor Emily McIntyre (second from left) was honored for her outstanding professional work on behalf of crime victims.  Congratulating McIntyre were (left to right) Oakland County Commissioner Bob Hoffman, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper, and Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe.

PHOTO #2: Oakland County Sheriff Chaplain Michael Goddard (center), who is the program director of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain’s Corps, received the award of distinction for his professional work in the individual category and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Chaplains Corps was honored in the organization category for their work on behalf of crime victims.  Presenting Goddard with the recognition were (left to right) Oakland County Sheriff Lieutenant Wendy Reyes, Oakland County Commissioner Bob Hoffman, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper, and Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe.

PHOTO #3: START Program Director Diane Zalecki (second from right) received an honor from (left to right) Oakland County Commissioner Bob Hoffman, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper, and Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe.  The START Program was honored with an award in the outstanding organization category for its work on behalf of crime victims.