DC Superior Court’s Crime Victims Compensation Program Receives Special Recognition on Capitol Hill.
On April 10, 2014 the DC Superior Court’s Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP) was recognized by the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus “for their work in the immediate response and aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shooting on September 16, 2014.” The award was received by Laura Banks-Reed, CVCP Program Director, along with Donald Younger, and Carmella Gonzalez. “The work of the Victim Action Network (VAN), that we are part of with other agencies and non-profits, was so coordinated and seamless in response to the Navy Yard shooting that I felt a great sense of pride to belong to the victim services community,” stated Banks-Reed. The CVCP team joined with other organizations that fateful day in our Nation’s Capitol to help victims and their families cope with the travesty that occurred in their workplace.
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