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Laura Banks Reed, J.D., is the Director of the D.C. Superior Court Crime Victims Compensation Program. She has served the Court in this capacity since 1996, when administration of the Crime Victims Compensation Program was transferred from the D.C. Department of Human Services to D.C. Superior Court. As Director, Ms. Reed and her staff have streamlined the application process, established collaborations and improved the delivery of services to victims in the District of Columbia.
Ms. Reed is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Ms. Reed was Assistant Deputy Register of Wills in the Probate Division of the Court from 1990 to 1996 and is active on several court-wide committees. She has served on the Strategic Planning Leadership Council since its establishment in 2001 and has chaired the Management Training Committee since 2002.
She has worked as a prosecutor for the D.C. Office of Corporation Counsel in the Welfare Fraud Unit and was in private practice for three years with a focus on the representation of children involved in abuse and neglect proceedings.
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