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Crime and Punishment with DA Nancy O'Malley

The public is invited to hear Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley will speak at the League of Women Voters of Piedmont annual holiday program and luncheon on Dec. 12.

From a League of Women Voters of Piedmont press release:

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont will host its annual holiday program and luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

The public is invited to the program featuring Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney.  The event will take place at 131 La Salle Ave., Piedmont, with coffee at 10:30 a.m. and keynote speaker Nancy O’Malley at 11 a.m.

The free program is followed by the luncheon from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Advance reservations for the luncheon are required: send check for $25 payable to LWV Piedmont to 40 Highland Ave., Piedmont, CA 94611 before Dec. 8.

As Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy O'Malley heads up one of the more progressive, innovative district attorney’s offices in the country and is the first woman to hold this position in Alameda County.

O’Malley is a nationally recognized expert on issues involving violence against women and interpersonal violence.  Among her accomplishments are creating:

• the Alameda County Family Justice Center for victims of family violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, sexual exploitation of minors and child abuse;

• a diversion program that treats sexually and commercially exploited minors arrested for prostitution; 

• a restitution program for crime victims that has become a model for the state.

O’Malley will discuss crime in Piedmont and in Oakland with its decreased police force and high rate of violent crime, the effect that Proposition 30 public safety funds may have on crime, and how Alameda County will handle the transfer of prisoners from state facilities to county facilities.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages.  More information about the League of Women Voters of Piedmont may be found atwww.lwvpiedmont.org.

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