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Former assistant county attorney honored

Former Cottonwood County Assistant Attorney Victor I. Vieth was presented with the Victim Rights Legend Award by the Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime, a component of the Office of Justice Programs.

This award recognizes an individual whose work over an extended period of time has resulted in positive and substantial change in the field of victim advocacy and/or victims’ rights.

Vieth, who was assistant county attorney in Cottonwood County from 1991 to January 1997, is the Chief Program Officer of Education & Research for the Zero Abuse Project, a public charity based in St. Paul. The group is committed to education, training and survivor support to eradicate child sex abuse and remedy its resulting harms.

“I’ve been blessed to work with gifted child protection professionals throughout my career and, together, we have made a difference in the lives of children throughout the country. Although I’m grateful for this award, my highest honor has been to advocate for children before judges, juries, and policy makers,” Vieth said.

For more on Vieth, see the story in the Dec. 15 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen, on newsstands next week.

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