Deputy Title IX Coordinator Tricia George Honored for Victim Advocacy

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 19, 2016) — University deputy Title IX coordinator Tricia George was recently honored by the Albany County District Attorney’s Office with the Elizabeth Martin Outstanding Achievement in Victim Advocacy Award. The presentation took place during the annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the Albany County Crime Victims Memorial in Academy Park.

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Title IX Coordinator Tricia George. (Photo courtesy of the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.) 

The Ceremony of Remembrance, occurring in conjunction with National Crime Victim Rights Week, honors and remembers victims and survivors who have been affected by crime. It provides victim survivors with an opportunity to share reflections on the difficult journey many victims face after being affected by crime. The event also commends community activists, law enforcement personnel, and crime victim advocates who work every day to help victims as they transition to survivors.

Prior to joining UAlbany, George devoted 16 years of her career to coordinating victim services in Albany County and assisted thousands of victims of crime as they navigated through the criminal justice system. The Albany District Attorney’s office chose her for this award for standing on the “front lines” of advocacy daily, providing crisis intervention, educating victims on their rights within the criminal justice system, and making referrals to appropriate service providers in the community.

“Tricia’s unparalleled career in victim services has earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues in law enforcement, as well as the accolades of so many children, young adults, men, women, and senior citizens that relied on her like a lifeline during their most difficult days as they transitioned from crime victim to survivor,” said Albany County DA David Soares. “She was a natural choice for this esteemed award.”

George joined UAlbany in March 2016, working under the supervision of Title IX Coordinator Chantelle Cleary in support of the University’s Title IX efforts, which were recently lauded by author and advocate Jon Krakauer (Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.)

She is a member of several crime victim related coalitions, task forces, and resource teams, including the NYS Crime Victims' Assistance Task Force; the Domestic Violence Advisory Board; the Albany County Sexual Assault Resource Team; the Albany County LGBT Taskforce; the Child Advocacy Center Multi-Disciplinary Team; and the Albany County Coalition Against Domestic Abuse Planning Committee.

The Ceremony of Remembrance was organized by Albany County Stop DWI, The Albany Police Department, The Albany County Sheriff’s Department, and the Michele E. Martin Memorial Trust.

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