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  • Name: Anne Seymour

    Job Title: Director

    Company Name: Fairness, Dignity & Respect for Crime Victims & Survivors

    Bio: Anne Seymour has 37 years of experience as a national advocate for crime victims and survivors. She is currently a consultant to several national justice reform initiatives and is the Associate Academic Program Director for the National Mass Violence & Victimization Resource Center. Seymour began her career in 1984 as the Director of Public Affairs for the National Office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and, from 1985 to 1993, served as co-founder and Director of Communications of the National Victim Center (now National Center for Victims of Crime). She has consulted with the U.S. Departments of Justice, Defense, State, and Health and Human Services, the Peace Corps, and all 50 state governments to develop policies and protocols that improve the sensitive treatment of crime victims and survivors, and to promote justice reforms that improve individual and public safety.

    Bio 2: In 1992, Seymour co-authored the landmark study Rape in America: A Report to the Nation. She is also the principal author of the American Correctional Association's Report and Recommendations on Victims of Juvenile Offenders, the Office for Victims of Crime Special Report on Victims of Gang Violence, and the National Victim Assistance Academy texts sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime. as well as co-author of the Academy’s advanced offerings, including the “Ultimate Educator” Training-for-Trainers and the “Leadership in Victim Services” texts. She has served as a consultant to over ten State Victim Assistance Academies, and has authored or contributed to over 50 curricula and texts published by the Office for Victims of Crime and Bureau of Justice Assistance since 1989.

    Bio 3: Seymour has received numerous honors for her efforts, including the 2018 U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus Lifetime Achievement Award; 2017 Jeanne Clery Award for Campus Safety; 2016 Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision Peyton Tuthill Award; two awards from U.S. Congress and the Department of Navy for her role in responding to the mass violence at the Navy Yard in September 2013; the 2013 Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center Champion for Crime Victims Award; 2012 APPA Jo Kegans Award for Outstanding Victim Services; the 2011 Victim Advocacy Award from the National Crime Victim Law Institute; the 2007 U.S. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy; and the 1992 “Outstanding Services to Crime Victims” award from President Bush.