2017 Crime Victim's Rights Month - Flags in front of the Courthouse

April 8th-14th is National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Author: District Attorney's Office
Date: 4/2/2018 1:56:13 PM

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Christopher G. Money Victim Witness Assistance Center recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week during April 8 – 14, 2018.

April 12th - Crime Victims’ Rights Week Awards Ceremony

Please join the Crime Victims’ Rights Committee for a dessert social to honor the victims, survivors, and advocates in our community. We are honoring people in our community who have shown strength, bravery, and a concern for others.


Courage Award:  The award recognizes and honors the courage of a survivor of crime.

  • Courage Award: Christine Flock - Christine was brave and quick thinking, as she fought off an attacker in September 2015. She showed courage as she testified in court and read a victim impact statement at sentencing with her family supporting her at every step. 
  • Courage Award: Karen Stabile - On September 15, 2016, Karen’s husband Ric Stabile was killed by a drunk driver. Karen showed tremendous strength as the criminal justice system moved forward through trial, verdict, and sentencing.

Champion Award:  This award recognizes outstanding service to crime victims by an individual working within the criminal justice system.

  • Champion Award: Lee Cunningham -Lee spent a 46-year career in public safety from correctional officer, San Luis Obispo police officer to Assistant District Attorney.  A fierce advocate serving as head of the felony team, chair of the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, and co-chair of the Intimate Partner Violence Coalition Task Force. 

Compassion Award:  This award honors the outstanding work of a crime advocate working within an agency serving survivors of crime.

  • Compassion Award: Stella Medina -Stella is instrumental in connecting clients to San Luis Obispo County resources and services. Her clients feel safe with and comforted by her friendly and warm personality, good sense of humor, expertise, knowledge, and unique ability to empower clients.

Commitment Award:  This award recognizes the significant contribution of a community member or business in the effort to better serve crime victims in San Luis Obispo County.

  • Commitment Award: Heart to Heart Real Estate - Heart to Heart Real Estate operates under a work ethic of “giving back” , which was launched with the intent of gifting 50% of their commissions from real estate sales to noteworthy causes designated by the client. 

The award ceremony keynote speaker is Dr. Denise Taylor, survivor of crime. Denise Taylor is the sister of Jonathan "Bo" Taylor who was murdered in 1984 at the age of 19 and she will talk about her healing and forgiveness.


Award Ceremony:

Location: Monday Club – 1815 Monterey, SLO

Date: April 12, 2018

Time: 3-5pm

Cost: $15

Register online: standstrongnow.org/IPVC


The Crime Victims’ Rights Committee includes Community Action Partnership, Restorative Partners, RISE, SLO County Department of Social Services, SLO County District Attorney, Christopher G. Money Victim Witness Assistance Center, SLO County Probation, and Stand Strong.


For questions please call Beth Raub at 805-781-5821 or email at [email protected]