All posts tagged: Attorney Michelle S. Cruz

NOVA, Michelle S Cruz, Advisory Board

Attorney Michelle S. Cruz Appointed to New Position with NOVA

Championing Dignity and Compassion for those harmed by Crime and Crisis The above mission statement of National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is something that is within the fabric of Attorney Michelle S. Cruz. Her 20 year career has been victim oriented and diverse, most recently establishing her private law practice since leaving her office of State Victim Advocate in Connecticut. It’s with great honor that Michelle Cruz has accepted the request from NOVA to participate as an Advisory Board Member/Trainer in NOVA’s first National Victim Assistance Distance Learning Training Academy.   “This exciting training program will meet all of the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) guidelines for core victim advocacy training.   Advocates in attendance will have the unique opportunity to receive 40 hours of specialized training from nationally-recognized, seasoned Victim Advocates in live, virtual classrooms with other new Victim Advocates.”   Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Michelle S. …

Donna R. Gore, law students, LadyJustice, ImaginePublicity

LadyJustice Speaks to Connecticut Law Class

Donna R. Gore was graciously invited to make a presentation to the University of Connecticut Law class of Attorney Michelle S. Cruz on October 22, 2013. As students of the law, what better way to learn than to hear first hand accounts of experiences in the judicial system presenting the pitfalls surrounding a particular case. LadyJustice began with an introduction to her medical survivorship, something which no doubt prepared her spirit for the obstacles which lay ahead in her life. She then explained the homicide of her father, a pivotal moment in time which caused her to draw upon her innate strength and attitude to continue, bringing her to where she is today, a seeker of justice, not only for herself and her immediate family, but for others who have walked the same path. She described for the class the circumstances leading to her father’s murder and the dynamics of her family’s diverse coping skills. Waiting over 6 years for the murderer to come to trial lead to the wound being re-opened and triggering the vulnerabilities …