Former Cottonwood County Deputy District Attorney Victor I. Vieth was presented with the Victim Rights Legend Award by the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, a component of the Justice Office’s programs .
This award recognizes a person whose work over a long period of time has resulted in a positive and substantial change in the field of the defense of victims ‘rights and / or victims’ rights.
Vieth, who served as Cottonwood County Assistant District Attorney from 1991 to January 1997, is the education and research program manager for Project Zero Abuse, a public charity based in St. Paul. The group is committed to educating, training and supporting survivors to end child sexual abuse and remedy the damage it causes.
âI have been fortunate to work with talented child protection professionals throughout my career and together we have made a difference in the lives of children across the country. While I am grateful for this award, my greatest honor has been standing up for children before judges, juries and decision makers, âsaid Vieth.
For more on Vieth, check out the article in the Dec. 15 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen, on newsstands next week.
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