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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to Address Attendees of the "Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference"


Attorney General Van Hollen will deliver his remarks tomorrow morning in Appleton.


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to join conference attendees and others in Appleton for this year's Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference, being held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton from August 21 to August 23, 2012. Attorney General Van Hollen will deliver his remarks at 8:40 tomorrow morning at the hotel, located at 333 West College Avenue in Appleton.


“Advocates and others who work with crime victims have a tremendous responsibility, assisting with the many significant and often unexpected effects related to being a victim of crime,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “From issues of domestic and sexual violence to those that come with assisting child victims, this annual conference is valuable in furthering the mission of victim advocacy, and I'm proud we're able to be a part of it.”


A number of individuals from the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) -- Office of Crime Victim Services, which helps to sponsor the conference, will present and cover a wide variety of topics, including: Victim Privacy v. the Public's Right to Know; Victim Rights Enforcement; and Crime Victim Compensation and the SAFE Fund. Special Agent in Charge, Cindy Giese, with the DOJ's Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) also will present, as statewide coordinator for the Wisconsin Alliance for Drug Endangered Children.


This year's keynote speaker is Mildred Muhammad, a domestic violence survivor whose former husband is John Allen Muhammad. Mr. Muhammad was convicted for his involvement in the DC-area sniper attacks that occurred in 2002.


For questions about the conference, please contact Devin Rieckmann-Sell, with the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley Technical College, at 888-370-1752. A conference agenda is available at the following link: Conference Agenda


The conference is organized by the following: the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Fox Valley Technical College -- Criminal Justice Center for Innovation; the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Offices for the Eastern and Westerns Districts of Wisconsin; the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence; the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault; the Wisconsin Department of Corrections -- Office of Victim Services; the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Office of Crime Victim Services; the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance and the Wisconsin Victim Witness Professionals Association.