From the Desk of the FBI:

Ok not really, but close enough. It’s been a few weeks now, since I returned from one of the coolest experiences of my later years.  I was given a wonderful opportunity to speak at the FBI National Academy Association in Dallas, TX.  I really had no idea what I was agreeing to do, but a dear friend of mine recommended

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“Surviving A Tragedy” with Steph Watts

A frank discussion with my dear friend Steph Watt, on the tragedy that devastated Aurora, CO. on July 20, 2012, when James Holmes, 24, opened fire on an unsuspecting crowd of movie goers, killing 12 people and wounding 58 others. We spent the hour discussing high profile cases, the aftermath of such tragic events, and the healing process and the

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Do we really Love Thy Neighbor?

Extending my deepest sympathies to the lives lost and those profoundly impacted by the tragedy in Aurora, CO. It is never easy to hear the gruesome details recalled by witnesses and survivors and it will never make sense to us, as to why these horrific events occur.  I hope that the families, the theatre patrons, employees and law enforcement officials

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A Coach, a Teacher and a Warden

  It’s late on a Friday night and I am sitting on the side of the basketball court on an uncomfortable fold up chair, hoping a cool breeze will break a path through the stale, sweaty air.  I am wedged between a sea of proud parents, who are hypnotized by their kids dribbling up and down the court, over and

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Life

I sat down tonight, wanting to write  some prolific statement about this years observation of my brother’s horrific murder.  But all I did was get stuck on the number 18.  It plays over and over again in my head.  The number has always carried such weight.  Growing up in a Jewish home, there is a lot of hype around 18.

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Let your voice be heard

I have been given the great honor of speaking at the Women’s Graduate Breakfast at the 2012 FBI NAA Training Conference in Dallas.   For a few hours, I will have a chance to share my story and the plight of the victims movement, with an audience comprised of high-ranking law enforcement officials, who have all dedicated their lives and

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Educate Yourself!

So many of you have reached out to me requesting more information on the Civil Justice Seminars being held in CA in April, 2012 … so here you go! As you know, I am a huge proponent of the Civil Justice system – it served me well in the legal sense, but from an emotional place as well.  I felt

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Raise your voice, not your fist

Watching the 2012 Grammys as Chris Brown attempts to dance his way back into the hearts of the public and his fans; and it seems he has done it. He was won over his colleagues, his advertisers, his label and the academy – he has been welcomed back with loving Grammy arms. But I wonder how victims of domestic violence

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The other night that changed my life

26 years ago, December 20th …. I was involved in a horrific car crash that permanently scarred my barely 14-year-old face.  With my braces cutting into my lips, my eyes without vision and battery acid burning an imprint on my soul – this would be the first night that would forever change the landscape of my life. It was day two of a two-week vacation in sunny Ft. Lauderdale;

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