For Immediate Release

April 23, 2013

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486





WHO: Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas


WHAT: Is pleased to announce the speakers for the 5th Annual Victims’ Rights March and Rally


WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. (Reception) and 11:00 a.m. (Rally)


WHERE: Orange County District Attorney’s Office, 401 Civic Center Drive W., Santa Ana, and the Old Orange County Courthouse, 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana


SPEAKERS: Dr. Henry Nicholas, III, is the founder of Broadcom, an entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist, and a nationally recognized victims’ rights advocate. He has been deeply committed to victims’ rights since 1983, when his younger sister, Marsy, was brutally murdered. Henry was the chief architect of California’s Marsy’s Law, codified in 2008, which serves as a model in the effort to pass a U.S. Constitutional Amendment to protect victims nationwide.


Dr. Nicholas helped his mother Marcella Leach build Justice for Homicide Victims, which counsels victims’ families and has successfully advocated for change in the judicial system. In 2004, he passionately fought to defeat Proposition 66 and was honored by law enforcement agencies and advocates across the state, including District Attorney Rackauckas and the OCDA, for his work on that campaign. He is also a recipient of the Ronald Reagan Award for Pioneering Achievement in Criminal Justice and has received awards from Crime Victims United of California, the National Crime Victims’ Institute, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, among many others. Dr. Nicholas was a major supporter of Jessica’s Law, passed in 2006, and he has actively lobbied the California legislature to support tougher laws that require violent offenders to serve their full sentence.