All posts filed under: Attorney Michelle Cruz

Victims’ Rights Prevail in Connecticut Due to Voices Being Heard

Big things happen when the squeaky wheel is greased, and from unlikely sources. During the unexpected experience of a parole board hearing, Donna Gore aka “LadyJustice” and her family found themselves facing circumstances that were unwanted and unplanned. 34 years after losing their beloved husband and father, the murderer was up for parole, able to do so because of “good time” served. Sometimes it’s the little things that make big differences to the comfort level of a victim of crime.  One of the things that the Gore family did not want known to the person convicted of murdering their loved one was their identities at the parole hearing.  A crime victim should not have to ask what rights are available to them, however, in the course of criminal history, many victims don’t know what rights to ask for or who to question. Former Connecticut State Victim Advocate, now a private attorney, Michelle S. Cruz was retained by the family to offer legal representation and advocacy during the short preparatory period before the parole hearing which was …

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The Roth Show: Michelle Cruz Vocal for Victims and Monica Caison features Missing Person Patrice Smith

Join Dr. Laurie Roth weekdays at 7-10pm Pacific, 10pm-1am Eastern Listen LIVE or to the Archive:  http://therothshow.com Hour #1 Attorney Michelle S. Cruz Former Connecticut State Victim Advocate, Michelle S. Cruz was still in office when the tragedy in Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School took place.  United Way was designated as the place to donate for the benefit of the victims and their families, however, the money has still not been disbursed as of this date. “These families have been through enough.  they shouldn’t have to make complaints about the disbursements of the funds; to fight for the funding so they can take time off from work to deal with their grief.  We’re talking about a horrific tragedy, and instead of dealing with the aftermath, they’re  out trying to get money that was gathered for them,” Cruz said. Where is the transparency when donating to victims’ funds? Also, questions are arising in Moore, OK from families who lost children in the devastating tornado which hit two elementary schools and hundreds lost their homes and all …

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Michelle S. Cruz and Margaret McLean Discuss Crime Victims’ Rights on “It’s a Crime Radio”

Listen LIVE Saturday with guest Attorney Michelle S. Cruz, Advocate for Victims’ Rights.  To listen LIVE at 1-2 Pacific, 4-5 Eastern CLICK HERE   When it comes to the rights of crime victims not too many are in the league of Michelle S. Cruz. Cruz is the former Connecticut State Victim Advocate and in that capacity she has had experience with all kinds of victims from domestic violence to murder and fearlessly defended their rights. This show will feature two powerhouse attorneys and former prosecutors discussing topics such as victims compensation at Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT to the rights of the victims of  Whitey Bulger currently amidst a dramatic federal racketeering trial, and who left countless victims in his wake. In a society where we feel that the criminals are balancing the scales of justice in their favor, crime victims need so much. Many have no idea exactly what their rights are and how to properly use them, if they don’t know what questions to ask, there aren’t answers they so richly deserve. Michelle Cruz …

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Crime Wire: Attorney Michelle Cruz Talks about Crime Victims’ Rights

You can hear Crime Wire   Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern.  Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: CLICK HERE or listen to the Podcast at anytime Yes, a new look, a new host, but the same quality show! Over the years Crime Wire has presented many, many cases of unsolved homicides, missing persons, and all other types of crime. Along with each of these crimes comes surviving victims, family members, children, and friends, and most are still working to find justice. While seeking justice, or grieving for a lost loved one, there are an abundance of rights available the surviving crime victims. Most of them they know nothing about, and others are either misinterpreted or not enforced by those close to the cases who are in a position to do so. If you are a surviving crime victim and have questions about your rights as a victim for Michelle Cruz, CALL IN to the show or ask in the interactive chat!   646-478-0982 Attorney Michelle Cruz was appointed by Governor M. Jodi …