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Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh to discuss ways to assist crime victims and witnesses at ABA meeting

Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh to discuss ways to assist crime victims and witnesses at ABA meeting

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 — Sherri Bevan Walsh, prosecutor for Ohio’s Summit County, will bring Avery II, the county’s facility dog, to a discussion of how Avery helps victims and witnesses overcome the fear of being in a criminal case during the luncheon session at the American Bar Association “Bridging the Systems” conference.

Throughout the conference, experts will weigh in on topics such as preventing revictimization, ethical obligations in dealing with child victims and minimizing consequences for victims.

What:   “Bridging the Systems: Stakeholders Working Together to Fight  
              Child Abuse and Exploitation”
              Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section

When:  May 2

Where: ABA D.C. Office
             1050 Connecticut Ave. NW
             Washington, DC 20036

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Rabiah Burks at 202-662-1002 or Rabiah.Burks@americanbar.org.

 

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at americanbar.org/news and on Twitter @ABANews. 

 

 

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