In May VOCAL met with DA Brian McVeigh of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties and DA Richard Minor of St Clair County regarding s new VOCAL Chapter in their area. The support of the local district attorney is vital to the success of a VOCAL chapter. DA McVeigh and DA Minor are true warriors for justice who has compassion for the victims and passion for justice. They have given their support to the victims in their area. Also had opportunity to meet with some of the most courageous individuals in the Anniston area - the local homicide survivors. Thanks to Debbie Michelson and Amber Wilson for their southern hospitality.
On April 23, 2013 Walker County unveiled and dedicated the Walker County Crime Victim’s Memorial Fountain, the first of its kind, located in the center of the Courthouse Square in downtown Jasper, Alabama. The fountain was established after District Attorney Bill Adair, Jr. met with victims in April 2011 shortly after taking office.
All across the state, we have many dedicated district attorneys and assistant district attorneys who support and work hard for victims.
VOCAL would like to recognize Assistant District Attorney Angie Hamilton of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Lauderdale County who went above and beyond in seeking justice. Angie took on two cold cases which she worked in addition to her regular work load. After much hard work and many hours, both cases were solved. In fact indictments on both cases came down the same day.
Next Board of Director's Meeting will be on Friday, May 10th at 11 AM. Thanks to all our board members for volunteering their valuable time to support crime victims.