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Victim Witness Advocate


MAYS LANDING- Chief Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey has served with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office since 2011 and he is no stranger to to working with and supporting the victims of violent crimes. On Wednesday afternoon, During the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crime Victims’ Rights Week Commemoration, Chief Assistant Prosecutor McKelvey and the ACPO staff, …

MAYS LANDING—The murder trial of Brian Wakefield for the 2001 killings of Shirley and Richard Hazard of Pleasantville was the final trial in New Jersey where a defendant was sentenced to death. In 2003, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill successfully prosecuted this trial and also forged a longtime friendship with the family members of …

MAYS LANDING-March is Women’s History Month! Did you know the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office of Victim Witness Advocacy is made up of 6 female Victim Witness Advocates with a total of 86 years of service? This Women’s History Month, ACPO will share some of their stories with you. Tricia A Hayek, M.S.W., Supervising Advocate, 23 …