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2024 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Recipients

OVC is pleased to announce the 2024 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards recipients. The following eight individuals and organizations were honored this year for their extraordinary work in supporting victims of crime during today’s National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony.

They were selected from nominations in a variety of categories for their vision, action, and leadership in supporting victims, building trust, and engaging communities.

Learn about the contributions of this year’s awards recipients in the OVC Gallery, where you can view biographies, photos, and short tribute videos.

Joan Meunier-Sham, MS, RN | Allied Professional Award
Director of the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program
Boston, Massachusetts

Jocelyn Mejia | Allied Professional Award
Social Worker, Imperial County Department of Social Services, Children and Families Division
El Centro, California

Michelle S. Ballan, Ph.D., MSW | Building Knowledge Through Research Award
Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the School of Social Welfare
Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York

Hope Research Center | Building Knowledge Through Research Award
The University of Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Angela McCown, LMFT | National Crime Victim Service Award
Director, Victim Services Division
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Austin, Texas

Herman Millholland | National Crime Victim Service Award
Independent Consultant, Millholland & Associates
Los Angeles, California

Aswad Thomas, MSW | Survivor Voices Award
Vice President, Alliance for Safety and Justice
National Director, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice
Atlanta, Georgia

Elijah Lee | Tomorrow’s Leader Award
Youth Activist, Hear Our Voices

Learn More About the Awardees

Date Modified: April 25, 2024
Date Created: May 18, 2020