The Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force has announced that Delaware Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be the week of April 10th-16th, 2016. Governor Jack Markell will sign a proclamation declaring the week Delaware Crime Victims’ Rights Week on Tuesday, April 12th at 3:00PM at Legislative Hall to mark the occasion.
The 2016 Chairperson of the Delaware Victims’ Rights Tribute is Dover Police Department’s Victim Services Coordinator, Diane Glenn. Diane Glenn was instrumental in the planning of the Annual tribute, bringing in key speakers including Jill Lindenhofen from Delaware, and Carol Todd from British Columbia.
Jill Lindenhofen is a junior at Concord High School in Wilmington, DE. Active in her school community, in addition to being a member of the field hockey and swim team, Jill is the Brandywine School District Anti-Bullying Ambassador. Jill has spoken at many of the schools in the district, sharing her experiences with students of all ages. As a victim of bullying, Jill has become a champion for bullying prevention in schools.
Carol Todd is a mother of two, and an advocate for many. She was a typical hard-working mom, whose days were filled with regular activities until October 10, 2012. Her world tragically changed when her beloved daughter Amanda took her own life after a never-ending struggle as a victim of cyber-bullying and exploitation in her everyday life. Through the pain of losing her daughter, Carol courageously took a stand and shared Amanda’s story with her community and the world. Known as a global advocate she is sharing the voice of her daughter and increasing awareness of bullying in all forms and mental health issues in our youth. You can learn more about Carol’s foundation, the Amanda Todd Legacy Society at: www.amandatoddlegacy.org/
Both Carol Todd and Diane Glenn will have media availability on Monday, April 11th and Tuesday, April 12th. Please contact M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman at 302-736-7130 to schedule media interviews.