Kathy Cadyde abogada

Kathy Cady se retiró después de 31 años como fiscal en la Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Los Ángeles. Procesó más de 90 juicios con jurado por delitos graves y se especializó en casos de violencia familiar, abuso infantil y agresión sexual. Su última asignación fue como adjunta a cargo del Programa de Impacto de Víctimas (VIP), donde supervisó a los fiscales de distrito adjuntos que procesan verticalmente casos relacionados con agresión sexual de adultos, agresión física y sexual de niños, abuso de ancianos, violencia familiar, casos de acecho. y crímenes de odio en la sucursal de Pasadena del fiscal de distrito del condado de Los Ángeles. Anteriormente fue Asistente Especial del Director de la Oficina de Servicios para Víctimas, que protege los derechos de las víctimas y ayuda a las víctimas de delitos violentos.

Ha dado numerosas conferencias sobre abuso físico y sexual infantil, el sistema de justicia penal, los derechos y servicios de las víctimas, la restitución y las víctimas con discapacidades. Es autora de artículos sobre violencia doméstica, abuso infantil y derechos de las víctimas. Actualmente es miembro de la Junta Directiva del Centro de Defensa de los Niños para la Evaluación y el Tratamiento del Abuso Infantil, un Centro de Defensa de los Niños acreditado a nivel nacional que brinda servicios a las víctimas infantiles en el extremo este del condado de Los Ángeles, el Comité Asesor de los Centros de Defensa de los Niños de California, el capítulo estatal acreditado de la Alianza Nacional de Niños, el Instituto Nacional de Leyes para Víctimas del Crimen y es miembro honorario de la Junta Asesora de Justicia para Víctimas de Homicidios. Anteriormente se desempeñó en el Grupo de Trabajo de la Ley de Justicia Infantil de California y en la Junta Directiva de Project Sister Family Services, un centro de crisis por violación. La Sra. Cady redactó legislación y testificó en Sacramento sobre proyectos de ley relacionados con los derechos de las víctimas y el abuso infantil.

Educación

  • Southwestern University, School of Law. Juris Doctorate 1989
  • University of California at Davis. Bachelor of Arts, Political Science 1984

Áreas de practica

  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Victims’ Rights
  • Marsy’s Law

Premios

  • 2019 – LADA Bureau of Victim Services K-9 Appreciation award
  • 2019 – Justice for Homicide Appreciation award for Marsy’s Law training 2009 – 2019
  • 2018 – Super Hero Award at Children’s Advocacy Center’s “Be a Hero for Children” Gala
  • 2018 – Certificate of Recognition from the City of Covina
  • 2018 – Certificate of Recognition from California Legislature Assembly from the Honorable Blanca E. Rubio
  • 2017 – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Commendation
  • 2016 – ICAN Appreciation Certificate
  • 2016 – Crime Survivors Awards Banquet Above and Beyond Awards
  • 2015 – Justice for Murdered Children Angel Award
  • 2014 – Justice for Homicide Victims 30th Anniversary Memorial Gavel
  • 2011 – County of Los Angeles Commendation
  • 2011 – Certificate of Congressional Recognition from the Honorable Judy Chu
  • 2011 – California Senate Certificate of Recognition from the Honorable Ronald Calderon
  • 2009 – Victim-Witness Assistance Program Commendation
  • 2007 – Project Sister Outstanding Service Award
  • 2002 – ICAN Recognition Award
  • 2000 – ICAN Outstanding Service to Prevent Child Abuse Award
  • 1996 – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Commendation
  • 1992 – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Volunteer Award

Asociaciones profesionales

  • National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) Board Member (May 2017 to present)
  • California Children’s Justice Act (CCJA) Task Force Member (June 2009 – November 2019)
  • Children’s Advocacy Centers of California (CACC) Advisory Committee Member (April 2010 – present)
  • Children’s Advocacy Center for Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment (CAC) Founding Board Member and current acting President of the Board. (July 2004 – present)
  • Justice for Homicide Victims (JHV) Honorary Advisory Board Member (June 2012 – present)
  • Picture Alternatives (PA) Board Member (2012 – present)
  • Altadena Children’s Center (ACC) Board Member (2007 – 2012)
  • Project Sister Family Services (PSFS) Board Member (2001 – 2007)

PROPUESTAS LEGISLATIVAS AUTORIZADAS QUE SE CONVIERTEN EN LEY DE CALIFORNIA

  • 2016 -AB 411 (Bloom) – Added Penal Code Section 868.4 to allow facility and therapy dogs to assist crime victims while they testify in the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency process; Testified at the Senate Public Safety Committee
  • 2015– SB 307 (Pavley) – Amended Penal Code Section 136.2 to allow Criminal Protective Orders in cases in which offenders are sentenced according to new realignment laws; Testified at the Senate Public Safety Committee
  • 2013– SB 288 (Lieu) – Added Labor Code Section 230.5 to provide employment protections for crime victims who wish to exercise their Constitutional Right to attend criminal or juvenile delinquency proceedings
  • 2012– SB 1091 (Pavley) Amended Penal Code Section 868.5 to allow support persons to assist victims in human trafficking and child pornography cases

PUBLICACIONES

  • Zealously Protecting the Youngest Crime Victims: The Strength of Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Teams California District Attorneys Association: Prosecutor’s Brief, Spring 2019 publication. Reprinted with permission in The California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children The Consultant Winter 2020 edition.
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Special Directive 19-05 New Policies and Procedures for Child Victims and Witnesses updating the Legal Policies Manual
  • Zealously Protecting the Youngest Crime Victims: Safeguarding Child Victims’ Rights California District Attorneys Association: Prosecutor’s Brief, Winter 2019 publication. Reprinted with permission in The California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children The Consultant Spring 2019 edition.
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Special Directive 17-07 Revised Policies and Procedures – Victims’ Rights updating the Legal Policies Manual
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Victim Impact Program Manual. Authored and annually updated chapters on Child Interviews and Testimony; The Victim-Witness Assistance Program; and Victims and Witnesses with Disabilities
  • Tactics to Uncover Evidence of Defendant’s Prior Bad Acts, Home Front: The Quarterly Family Violence Newsletter of the California District Attorneys Association, Vol.4 No.4

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