U.S. Attorney’s Office honors local organizations, individuals for supporting crime victims

In a ceremony this week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office recognized multiple Charleston-area individuals and organizations for their efforts to support the victims of crime.

The ceremony, which was held in Columbia, took place during the “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week,” according to a news release from the office.

“All of the honorees have exemplified dedication and commitment in enhancing efforts to meet crime victims where they are, and to empower crime victims as they pursue justice and recovery,” the release said.

Award recipients from the Charleston area included the following:

The Charleston office of the A21 Campaign, a nonprofit working to end slavery, was recognized for outstanding victim support by a non-governmental agency. CaraLee Murphy is the office’s director.

The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina was recognized for outstanding provider services. Dean Kilpatrick is the center’s director and Alyssa Rheingold is the director of clinical operations

Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Williams was recognized for outstanding victim services.

“It is an honor and privilege to recognize our partners in support of the victims we serve each day,” U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles is quoted in the release as saying.

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