Student Award - Victim Advocates of the Year

 

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program is pleased to announce that Tina Qualls and Mitzi Pope, both current MSW students, have been selected to receive Victim Advocates of the Year in commemoration of the 2014 Award for Excellence in Action Against Domestic Violence.

This award is made as a collaborative effort with the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council, the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, the Office of the Attorney General, the Native Alliance Against Violence, and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. The award is intended to recognize front-line individuals who are dedicated to responding to domestic violence incidents and/or providing services to victims of domestic violence. Nominees must have shown outstanding efforts that go above and beyond what is expected to serve victims and hold domestic violence offenders accountable.

Tina and Mitzi are the first tribal program advocates to receive the award. They will be recognized on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 1:30 pm in the Blue Room at the State Capitol during the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Press Conference.

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