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Dr. Linda Laras | 2022 National Crime Victims' Service Awards

Dr. Linda Laras, a physician, has dedicated her life to providing comprehensive services to victims of sexual assault and defending their rights. A highly respected forensic gynecologist in Puerto Rico, Dr. Laras’ professionalism has advanced the medical field’s awareness and commitment to providing victims of sexual assault the care they need and deserve. She has been breaking barriers and advocating the importance of recognizing violence as a public health problem since 1990.

Dr. Laras received the Allied Professional Award. Visit the OVC Gallery for more information about her work to support victims of crime.

Date Published: April 29, 2022