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Carroll Ann Ellis

2004 National Crime Victim Service Award | National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Carroll Ann Ellis | National Crime Victim Service Award
Fairfax County Police Department Victim Services Division
Fairfax County, Virginia

As Director of the Fairfax County Police Department, Victim Services Division, Carroll Ellis serves victims in four jurisdictions. Services provided under her direction include crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, court advocacy and escort, educational programs for schools and community groups, and witness preparation for court. Her responsibilities include developing special programs to meet the specific needs of victims, making policy, and providing training and technical assistance. 

Ellis founded the first in-house police shelter for domestic violence and rape victims by facilitating the collaboration between law enforcement and practitioners in the participating communities. She provides communities with training and technical assistance on the impact of homicide on family members, and on state legislation and public policy issues. 

Ellis is an author and has served as a guest lecturer on the impact of homicide and other victim related issues. She also serves as a faculty member at the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy, the National Victim Assistance Academy, Northern Virginia Community College, and other institutions. 

Ellis serves on many community boards and committees including the George Mason University Sexual Assault Coalition, the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Coalition, and the Fort Belvoir Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Coalition.