The Pa State Senate confirms Jennifer Storm as the commonwealth’s new Victim Advocate.
Governor Tom Corbett said, “I am pleased that the Senate has confirmed the nomination of Jennifer Storm to this important position. Her extensive experience as an advocate for victims of crime will ensure that the voice of victims continues to be heard within the criminal justice system.”
Storm, 38, of Camp Hill, has served for the past 10 years as executive director of the Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance Program. The author of several books and magazine articles, Storm has received numerous honors for her advocacy efforts.
The Office of the Victim Advocate was created in 1995 to represent the rights and interests of crime victims before the Board of Probation and Parole and the Department of Corrections.
In addition, the Office of the Victim Advocate also provides notification to crime victims of the potential for inmate release, opportunity to provide testimony, and notification of the inmate’s movement within the correctional system.
Victim assistance coordinators on staff at the Office of Victim Advocate work with local advocates at community-based victim services programs and also with advocates in county district attorneys’ offices to ensure that all victims of crime who have requested post-sentencing services receive the compassionate and individual attention and advocacy that they require.