Lexington, KY— Catherine DeFlorio, an Attorney with Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) since 2000, will be celebrated at the Crime Victims’ Rights Week luncheon and ceremony tomorrow, April 11th. DeFlorio has been chosen to receive the 2018 Fayette County Crime Victims’ Right Week award for her outstanding service and dedication to victims of violence. This is the first year that the award will be given to a single individual, a true testament to the reach of her work and commitment to her clients.
“Catherine’s tireless intensity for her work and her client’s has made Kentucky, our advocacy community, and Fayette County a more responsive, educated, and safe environment for victims of violence” says Brandie Ingalls, Special Populations Unit Manager for Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG). She continues “I cannot think of any advocate more appropriate or deserving to receive this award.”
Joshua Crabtree, Executive Director of LABG adds “Catherine’s special expertise not only affords her clients protection from abuse but it gives them their lives back. Her work restores victims to wholeness, empowering them to participate in their lives and in society as they choose.”
Fayette County Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a collaboration of the Fayette County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, The Fayette County Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff, The Lexington Police Department and the US Attorney’s Office- Eastern District of Kentucky.
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass works in 33 Kentucky counties to resolve the most important problems of low income and other vulnerable people by providing high quality legal assistance through direct representation, education, advice, advocacy and coordination with other community resources. Visit www.lablaw.org/for more information.