On behalf of the Rhode Island Crime Victim Service Provider Steering Committee, please join Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI) and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha’s Office on June 29th at 1 pm for a virtual awards ceremony on FSRI’s Facebook page.  The event will also be available on YouTube. You can watch them here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/familyserviceri/videos/578357319491613/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOTIDoc-DNA

The ceremony is part of the federal Office for Victims of Crime, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). During NCVRW, typically held every year in April, we promote victims’ rights and honor crime victims and survivors and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s NCVRW theme—Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope —commemorates the individuals and groups whose advocacy has propelled the victims’ rights movement forward for the past half century, inspiring in victims, survivors and their loved ones a feeling of hope for progress, justice, and healing.  In response to COVID19, we are hosting our annual award ceremony virtually a bit later in the year.

Participating dignitaries:  RI Attorney General Peter Neronha, US Attorney for District of RI Aaron L. Weisman, and RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner.

The following victim services professionals and advocates will be presented with 2020 Crime Victim Service Awards during the ceremony in recognition of their dedication to supporting, advocating for, and honoring the rights and dignity of Rhode Island victims of crime:  

  • Deb DeBare, MMHS (lifetime service)

National Network to End Domestic Violence

  • Detective Sergeant Gregg L. Catlow

Smithfield Police Department

  • Detectives Jeff Richards and George Duarte

Providence Police Department

  • Vincent Clement

Father and grandfather of two homicide victims

  • Detective Michael Iacone & K-9 CALI

Cranston Police Department

  • Kristi Di Cenzo and Robyn Giragosian

Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR)

  • Tricia P. Martland, Esq.

Roger Williams University


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Will Tregaskis at 401-744-3565 or email at tregaskiswi@familyserviceri.org.