DPSCS Volunteer Honored For Outstanding Service to Victims

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TOWSON, MD (April 26, 2012) --- Pat Lupson, whose daughter and grandchildren were murdered in 1993, is the recipient of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services’ inaugural Excellence in Victim Outreach award. During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), three people or organizations across the state were chosen for the honor; one from each of DPSCS’ organizational regions.

Lupson is president of Remembering the True Victims (http://www.g-s-j.org/rttv.htm). Barbara Allen and Becky Offutt, who work at DPSCS Hagerstown prisons MCTC and MCI-H, respectively, nominated her for the North Region.

Ms. Lupson will speak to dozens of inmate Friday, 4/27, at 12:30 p.m. at the MD Correctional Training Center. This type of outreach is crucial to offenders’ understanding about the true impact of crime on victims, which in turn is key to ensuring offenders don’t re-offend once they’re back in the community.

Ms. Lupson will be honored Friday when she visits MCTC.

The DPSCS Excellence in Victim Outreach Award was created to honor a DPSCS employee, volunteer or partner agency who has made notable contributions in proving effective services to victims of crime, or who has gone above and beyond his or her duties to improve the life of a crime victim.

DPSCS congratulates Ms. Lupson and her husband Warren and sincerely thanks them for their courageous service.

Members of the media who plan to attend MUST contact the PIOs at the numbers or emails above.