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Nancy O'Malley, District Attorney Alameda County

Shattered Lives: Nancy O’Malley, District Attorney, A Champion for Rights

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio As the District Attorney for Alameda County, California, Nancy O’Malley gives much more than lip service to the issues facing citizens across the country. Working within the system in California she has diligently worked on several fronts to enhance the rights of victims of crime. Although many legislative actions have made changes in favor of offenders, O’Malley is the nationally recognized expert for advancing rights of crime victims in her state, and recently wrote two statutes, worked on a third, that are now laws in California. Each of them articulate the dignity, and respect victims of crime are to be given in the criminal justice system. O’Malley will talk about Orders of Restitution in the state of California and how the legislature and the courts have laid out how these orders are to be handed down in all cases which warrant. It goes so far as to state that any “sentence that fails to include or intentionally omits a restitution award is an invalid sentence.” A landmark for the compensation to victims who …