|For Immediate Release
April 3, 2014
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
CSP HONORS ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND INVESTIGATOR FOR ADVOCACY OF VICTIMS’ RIGHTS
SANTA ANA – Community Service Programs (CSP) honored Orange County Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky and Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Investigator Don Holford today for their advocacy of victims’ rights and dedication to crime victims and their families. CSP hosted the annual Victims’ Rights Conference and Awards Luncheon to recognize individuals who advocate for victims’ rights throughout Orange County. The luncheon was held in Costa Mesa at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa.
During today’s luncheon, Bokosky and Holford received the Victim Service Award in recognition of their extraordinary efforts in supporting victims’ rights and helping victims transition into survivors. The recipients were verbally recognized and received a plaque.
Bokosky and Holford have been working together in the OCDA Sexual Assault Unit since February 2012. During that time, they have prosecuted 14 sexual assault cases. Most recently, Holford investigated and Bokosky prosecuted defendant Travis Batten, who was found guilty by a jury in March 2014 of multiple felony sexual assault counts and now faces a sentence of up to 120 years to life in state prison (Case #11HF1885).
CSP is a non-profit organization that offers prevention and intervention programs in Southern California. CSP Victim Assistance Programs have been serving victims of crime since 1978, providing innovations in victim services that have received both State and National recognition. The annual CSP Victims’ Rights Conference and Awards Luncheon provides educational resources for guests and gives recognition to those who advocate for victims’ rights throughout Orange County.
CSP is also one of the co-sponsors of the 6th Annual Victims’ Rights March & Rally which will be held Friday, April 11, 2014. For more information about this year’s Victims’ Rights March & Rally, please visit www.orangecountyda.com and select the tab “Victims’ Rights March & Rally” under DA Office.