[ COLUMBIA, S.C. April 13, 2011] – Collins & Lacy P.C.’s Kara Gormley Meador is helping kick off one of the longest standing victims’ rights observances in the nation when she hosts the Opening Night Reception of South Carolina’s Victims’ Rights Week April 13, 2011 at the Columbia Marriott. The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN) and the Governor’s State Office of Victim Assistance co-host this annual event.
Victims’ Rights Week provides information and healing for people who have survived a traumatic loss through homicide or other life altering crimes. Approximately 300 to 400 criminal justice professionals and victim service providers from across the nation attend the conference to learn from experts in the field of victim services, to attend workshops offering cutting edge training and promote leadership and networking.
National speaker and survivor Tonier Cain will join performer Danielle Howle, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and other local dignitaries at tonight’s reception which begins at 5:30 p.m.
Formerly a reporter for a local NBC Affiliate, Meador received an award from SCVAN for her coverage of crime victims issues. Meador says, “It’s nice to be able to give back to this organization which I so greatly respect.”
“Collins & Lacy is dedicated to helping South Carolina businesses stay in business. One of the ways we do this is by staying in touch with the community and organizations that make South Carolina great,” said Meador.