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St. Joseph County plans events to mark passage of crime victims’ legislation

Marilyn Odendahl
April 8, 2014
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The 2014 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, a law that provides support services and compensation for crime victims.

Each April, the Office for Victims of Crime sponsors National Crime Victims’ Rights Week to promote victims’ rights and to honor crime victims as well as their advocates. This year, NCVRW will be observed April 6 through 12 with the theme, “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice,” to herald the Victims of Crime Act.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office has planned several events for the week. Prosecutor Michael Dvorak will be among the speakers at the S-O-S (rape crisis center) of the Family Justice Center’s 12th annual Take Back the Night March on April 10. Also, the prosecutor’s office will join the St. Joseph County Police Department to host a free self-defense workshop on April 12.


 

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  4. Congrats Andrew, your street cred just shot up. As for me ... I am now an administrative law judge in Kansas, commissioned by the Governor to enforce due process rights against overreaching government agents. That after being banished for life from the Indiana bar for attempting to do the same as a mere whistleblowing bar applicant. The myth of one lowly peasant with the constitution does not play well in the Hoosier state. As for what our experiences have in common, I have good reason to believe that the same ADA Coordinator who took you out was working my file since 2007, when the former chief justice hired the same, likely to "take out the politically incorrect trash" like me. My own dealings with that powerful bureaucrat and some rather astounding actions .. actions that would make most state courts blush ... actions blessed in full by the Ind.S.Ct ... here: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS

  5. I presented my defense against discipline to the Virginia State Bar this morning and the 26-member Board of Discipline 100% rejected what Indiana has done to me, including what Ahler did. Discipline DISMISSED.

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