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Dr. Ludy Green Named Recipient of Attorney General's Annual Award For Professional Innovation in Victim Services

may 16, 2007

President and founder of Second Chance Employment Services honored for dedication to serving victims of domestic violence.

 Washington DC – Dr. Ludy Green, president and founder of Washington, DC based Second Chance Employment Services (SCES) was named the recipient of the distinguished Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services earlier today at the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Service Awards Ceremony, held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

One of the eight awards given during the annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services “recognizes the development of effective methods for expanding the reach of victims’ rights and services.”

Dr. Green was honored for her dedication to serving financially at-risk women with free training and employment placement services. As a no-fee placement agency that connects domestic violence victims with human resource professionals to find employment with full health benefits, SCES has served more than 1,600 domestic violence victims since its 2002 founding. SCES’ client services include résumé building assistance, interview skills coaching, job training, and access to potential employers. SCES also provides nontraditional services aside from job placement, including financial support for badly-scarred victims needing facial reconstructive surgery.

“This week represents a time to remember and honor those who have suffered at the hands of criminals,” said Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales at the ceremony. “The award recipients we are recognizing today have demonstrated the commitment and dedication it takes to ensure that all victims are heard, and not forgotten. Many of these recipients work tirelessly, unrecognized and behind the scenes, and today I am honored to bring their work to the forefront.”

The annual National Crime Victims Rights Week, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), promotes victims’ rights and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The 27 th national observance of the rights week, this year’s theme is “Victims’ Rights: Every Victim. Every Time.” Prelude events on April 19 and 20, including the National Observance and Candlelight Ceremony, and Crime Victim Service Awards Ceremony, are hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week spans from April 22 through April 28, and will feature public rallies and commemorative events.

Local activist and domestic abuse expert Dr. Green has dedicated her career to helping battered women find meaningful employment. Dr. Green—who is fluent in five languages—belongs to an extensive network of HR managers representing Fortune 500 companies and is recognized by private and civic leaders at the federal, state, and local levels. A recipient of numerous community awards, including the National Federation of Women Legislators Leadership Award and Toyota and ABC News Award on Working Women, Dr. Green has served on various boards, including Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees for the Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia, as well as Governor Commissioner on the Commission of the Status of Women in Virginia, among many others. In 2006, Dr. Green was appointed Commissioner for the Advisory Council on Domestic Violence Against Women by U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

For more information on the SCES program, accomplishments, and employment resources, visit www.scesnet.org, or for more information on National Crime Victims’ Rights Week or the Attorney General’s Crime Victims Service Awards, visit http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/ncvrw/.

 
 
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