For Immediate Release - April 02, 2014

Magi and John Bish, Speaker Deleo, and Others to be Recognized at MOVA 2014 Victim Rights Award Ceremony

BOSTON – To commemorate Victim Rights Month in April, Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Victim Witness Assistance Board, and the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) will host a Victim Rights Awards Ceremony at the Massachusetts State House.  This annual event serves as an opportunity to honor individuals and agencies that have made significant achievements over the past year in promoting victim rights and services.  

This year’s Victim Rights Award recipients include agencies that facilitated the Family Assistance Center following the Boston Marathon bombing (Boston Police Department, Boston Public Health Commission, U.S. District Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s Office, the F.B.I., and others), John and Magi Bish of the Molly Bish Foundation, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and several other community leaders and providers from across the state.

The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 8th at 9:30a.m. at the Grand Staircase at the Massachusetts State House.  This event is open to the public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend.  For further information regarding the event and a full listing of this year’s recipients, please visit www.mass.gov/mova or call 617-586-1340.