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Kathy Cady

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Kathy Cady recently retired after 31 years as a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.  She tried over 90 felony jury trials and specialized in family violence, child abuse, and sexual assault cases.  Her last assignment was as the Deputy-in-Charge of the Victim Impact Program (VIP) where she supervised deputy district attorneys who vertically prosecute cases involving sexual assault of adults, physical and sexual assault of children, elder abuse, family violence, stalking cases and hate crimes in the Los Angeles County District Attorney Pasadena Branch Office.  She was previously the Special Assistant to the Director for the Bureau of Victim Services which assists victims of violent crime.  She has lectured extensively on child physical and sexual abuse, the criminal justice system, victims’ rights and services, restitution and victims with disabilities. She has authored articles on child abuse. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center for Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment, a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center that services child victims in the east end of Los Angeles County, the Advisory Committee of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of California, the state accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance, the National Crime Victim Law Institute and is an honorary advisory board member of Justice for Homicide Victims.  She is also a member of California Children’s Justice Act Task Force.  She previously served on the board of Project Sister Family Services, a rape crisis center.  Ms. Cady has drafted legislation and testified in Sacramento regarding bills relating to victims’ rights and child abuse.

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