Nov 20 2012

LWV Discusses Crime and Punishment in Alameda County

 District Attorney Nancy O’Malley will speak – Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont will host its annual holiday program and luncheon on Wednesday, December 12.  The public is invited to the program featuring Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney, who will discuss crime in Piedmont and in Oakland with its decreased police force and high rate of violent crime, the effect that Proposition 30 public safety funds may have on crime, and how Alameda County will handle the transfer of prisoners from state facilities to county facilities.

The event will take place at 131 La Salle Avenue, Piedmont, with coffee at 10:30am and keynote speaker Nancy O’Malley at 11am.  The free program is followed by the luncheon from 12:15 -1 pm.  Advance reservations for the luncheon are required: send check for $25 payable to LWV Piedmont, to 40 Highland Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611 before December 8.

As Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley heads up one of the more progressive, innovative district attorney’s offices in the country and is the first woman to hold this position in Alameda County.

O’Malley is a nationally recognized expert on issues involving violence against women and interpersonal violence.  Among her accomplishments are creating:

•          the Alameda County Family Justice Center for victims of family violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, sexual exploitation of minors and child abuse;

•          a diversion program that treats sexually and commercially exploited minors arrested for prostitution;

•          a restitution program for crime victims that has become a model for the state.

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