Thank you to MOVA: During Victim Rights Month in April Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Victim Witness Assistance Board, and the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) awarded Marivelle Crespo of the Boston Police Department the Special Recognition for Activism Award at their annual conference at the Seaport World Trade Center.
The award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary efforts to provide services needed by victims and their families to help them recover from crime. Officer Crespo is a 10-year veteran of the BPD who serves as a direct liaison and advocate for victims, families, and communities impacted by violence throughout Boston. A primary focus of her work is connecting families of homicide victims with the Homicide Unit to ensure they are informed and involved with the investigation all while ensuring their well-being throughout the process. Officer Crespo regularly participates in community meetings and events to combat community violence and hosts annual summer cookouts and holiday dinners to maintain the department’s connection with the communities they serve.
For further information on the Victim Rights Month events and this year’s award recipients, please visit MOVA’s websitewww.mass.gov/mova or call 617-586-1340.