Jennifer Storm, an award-winning author, speaker and victim rights advocate will receive the Dauphin County Bar Association’s 2012 Liberty Bell Award. The award will be presented during the DCBA’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd.
Each year, the Liberty Bell Award is presented to a local citizen or organization in recognition of their contribution to building a better understanding and respect for the law and an outstanding commitment to civic responsibility.
Jennifer Storm is well-known locally and nationally for her tireless efforts in advocating for victim rights. A native of Allentown, PA, she is currently the Executive Director of the Victim Witness Assistance Program. Ms. Storm was recently presented with the Pathfinder Award for Excellence in Victims Services in the Commonwealth of PA by Governor Tom Corbett and was also appointed by Gov. Corbett to serve on the Victim Service Advisory Board.
Ms. Storm, who is currently working to ensure that Pennsylvania improves its laws in the areas of reporting and defining abuse in order to intervene and protect children, said, “I am incredibly humbled. It is an honor to be recognized by an association, which is comprised of some of the best legal minds in our area.”
Established in 1898, the Dauphin County Bar Association is a professional organization of nearly 1,500 lawyers who participate in a variety of programs, ranging from public service to professional development. Members of the Dauphin County Bar Association oversee community programs, such as the Lawyer Referral Service, Civil Dispute Resolution Program and Pro Bono Programs that benefit the Harrisburg metropolitan area. Visit www.dcba-pa.org for more information.