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Ceremony of Remembrance Held in Albany as Part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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Contact: Cecilia Walsh (518) 275-4710

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2019



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ALBANY, NY- District Attorney P. David Soares announced that the 2019 Ceremony of Remembrance was held today in the Rotunda of the County Courthouse to honor victims of crime. The theme of this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”  This week is a time to honor crime victims and those who tirelessly advocate on their behalf.


Master of Ceremonies,

Senior Assistant District Attorney Joseph Brucato


The Ceremony of Remembrance was emceed by Joseph Brucato, Senior Assistant District Attorney of the Major Crimes Unit of the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.  Speakers included victim survivors who shared their experiences with the audience.


The event also highlighted the positive efforts of local law enforcement and community agencies in their support of crime victims throughout the year.




Carol Stenger


The Elizabeth Martin Outstanding Achievement in Victim Advocacy Award was presented to Carol Stenger, Director the Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence at the University at Albany, for her lifetime work in the field of victim advocacy.



Detective Michael Greene


The Sheriff George L. Infante Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Award was presented to Detective Michael Greene from the Cohoes Police Department.  Detective Greene was nominated for his outstanding work on the case People v. Derrick Rosa, which resulted in a 50 year sentence for the perpetrator.


“The ceremony today shines a light on crime victims in Albany County whose lives have been shattered as a result of crime, and it serves as a reminder of the men and women who everyday put the needs of others before their own to serve the greater good. I truly thank everyone who made today possibly and thank our partners in law enforcement and our allies in the community who day in and day out support victims of crime,” commented District Attorney David Soares.


For more information please contact Cecilia Walsh at (518) 275-4710.