President Obama appointed Joye E. Frost as the Director of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) in 2013. She launched the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative to expand the impact of the victim assistance field and championed the integration of innovation with research in OVC’s efforts to build capacity in the field. She fostered a partnership between OVC and the Department of Defense to strengthen support to military victims of sexual assault. Her career spans almost 40 years in the victim assistance, healthcare, and disability advocacy fields.
2015 Conference Speaker- Joy Frost
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.