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Environmental Crime Victim Assistance Team | 2022 National Crime Victims' Service Awards

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics, and Training and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division formed the Victim Assistance Team in 2017 to work on environmental crime victim initiatives. This program has furthered environmental justice by strengthening tools for the detection of environmental crimes in overburdened communities, improving outreach to the victims of such crimes, and ensuring that investigations are structured to provide maximum assistance to the U.S. Department of Justice in its exercise of prosecutorial discretion and pursuit of remedies that will guarantee adequate protection for those communities.

The Environmental Crime Victim Assistance Team received the Federal Service Award. Visit the OVC Gallery for more information about her work to support victims of crime.

Date Published: April 29, 2022