Hardy native wins Justice for Victims Award

JONESBORO, Ark. – After years of service, a Hardy native working on victims’ behalf was just honored.

Henry Boyce, Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, announced today Third Judicial District Victim Services Coordinator Mary Medlock is the recipient of the 2017 Justice for Victims Award.

The Justice for Victims Award is sponsored annually by the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney’s Association. Boyce presented the award to Medlock yesterday during a ceremony at the Heifer International Center in an event facilitated by the Crime Victims Assistance Association of Arkansas to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

MARY & AGMedlock, of Hardy, has been serving victims through a variety of venues for approximately 15 years in Northeast and Northcentral Arkansas. She coordinates all victim services for the Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s office serving victims of violent crimes, theft, etc.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Criminology from Arkansas State University.

Medlock was involved in the establishment of five different Multi-Disciplinary Teams in Northeast and Northcentral Arkansas and presently coordinates the MDTs in Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph and Sharp counties.

Medlock is the coordinator for a seven county Infant Child Death Review Board in Jonesboro established through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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