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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today the appointment of a new member to the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council. Armintie J. Moore-Hammonds is the Associate Director for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA). She has an extensive history in working with and on behalf of domestic violence and sexual assault crime victims and survivors. From 1999 - 2007 Armintie served as the Aging and Disabilities Program Specialist and Outreach Coordinator for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Armintie has received state and national recognition for her leadership and work in this field.
"I am pleased to have the voices of victims and survivors heard through this appointment," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "I look forward to the forthcoming contributions of all Crime Victim Council members and appreciate their willingness to serve on behalf of Wisconsin's crime victims."
Moore-Hammonds will serve as a Victim Services representative to the Council. The Wisconsin Crime Victims Council is a 15-member body that serves as an advisory body to the Attorney General. Of the fifteen members, ten are citizen appointees, two represent organizations that provide victim services, and one each represents law enforcement, district attorneys and the judiciary.
The Council also co-hosts with the Office of Crime Victims Services the annual crime victims' ceremony which is held in April during National Crime Victims Rights Week.