NORWICH – The New York State Office of Victim Services has announced the appointment of Daniel Auwarter, director of Catholic Charities of Chenango County’s Crime Victims Program, to serve on its 16-member advisory council.
Auwarter said he was looking forward to the three-year term appointment. “Our own program mission is aligned with that of the state’s Office of Victim Services in ‘advocating for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime,’ and I look forward to helping represent victim assistance programs as a member,” he said.
The formation of an advisory council is detailed in NYS Executive Law, which empowers the Office of Victim Services to establish a council that would develop policies based on the problems of crime victims. The council is comprised of members appointed by the office who have demonstrated an active interest in or obtained professional knowledge of the problems, needs and treatment of victims.