Jan 11, 2018
Crime Victim Advocates Awarded
Photos: Shimi Kutner/COLlive

Activists, police officers and family members of crime victims in New York City were honored by the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council.

By COLlive reporter
Photos: Shimi Kutner/COLlive


The Victims Program Awards Ceremony of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council featured an emotional farewell for Police Chief Joanne Jaffe, whose retirement next week was just announced on Monday.

The event was attended by State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assembly Members Diana Richardson and Walter Mosley, newly re-elected City Council Members Laurie Cumbo and Mathew Eugene, as well as newly elected City Council Member Alicka Amprey-Samuel who was introduced to the crowd.

Public Advocate Letitia James rounded out the program by praising the accomplishments of Chief Jaffe during her tenure.

Also honored for her work with victims of terror was Devorah Halberstam, Director of External Affairs at the Jewish Children’s Museum, Clergy Liaison to the NYPD and renowned victims’ advocate.

Other honorees included Police Officers Taisha Skyers, Laverne Green, Community Affairs officers for 71st Precinct and 77th Precinct, Tatyana Timoshenko, mother of slain Officer Russel Timoshenko and Alla Lisovetsky, owner and director of Lisovetsky Memorial Home, which assists in funeral arrangements for Crime Victims.

The program was led by Batia Brandel, Director of CHJCC Crime Victims Program, and Galina Pindrick, the program's Mental Health Counselor.

CHJCC's Executive Director Rabbi Eli Cohen opened the program, by connecting the honoring of so many women to the teachings of Judaism.

Also in attendance, were Eli Slavin, who presented citations on behalf of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, James Caldwell and Karl Cohen, Chairs of 77 and 71st Precinct Council, top executives of both Precincts, former 71st precinct executives, Chief Scholl, District Leader Geoffrey Davis, and representatives of the Mayor's Office and the Brooklyn DA.


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1
Great job; great event
Nice to see our electeds and community leaders with our NYPD representatives working together for the greater good
(1/11/2018 12:18:24 PM)
2
C.C.C.H.-CONCERNED CITIZENS OF CROWN HEIGHTS
WOW ! ANOTHER PHOTO OP. WILL THE DAY EVER COME WHEN WE WILL SEE A PHOTO-OP ANNOUNCING MEANINGFUL STRIDES IN VITAL BENEFITS FOR OUR NEIGHBERHOOD SUCH AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING , COMMUNITY FACILITIES, ETC. AS IT STANDS NOW, WE ARE ONLY SEEING A REGRESSION IN THESE AREAS, AND A LOSS OF VITAL REAL ESTATE GOING TO EITHER PRIVATE INTERESTS OR PUBLIC USE THAT ARE DETRIMENTAL TO OUR NEIGHBERHOOD. OPPORTUNITIES ARE BEING LOST EVERY DAY BY OUR "ELECTED COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES" WHO DEEM IT MORE IMPORTANT TO SPEND THE TIME ON PHOTO-OPS RATHER THAN DOING THINGS BENEFICIAL TO OUR NEIGHBERHOOD.
(1/12/2018 8:19:50 AM)
3
May we continue to go from strength to strength
May all those who work for the greater good each in his or her own capacity, continue and be blessed
(1/12/2018 8:54:10 AM)
4
big Z Schapiro
we want Moshaich now
(1/14/2018 10:45:49 AM)
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