Saturday, August 16, 2008 4:32:26 PM
Three powerful, experienced women have joined forces to give a voice to victims of crime that have been silenced for various reasons. Victims advocate, Susan Murphy Milano, former detective and author, Stacy Dittrich, and prosecutor Robin sax are combining their talents to help investigate crimes and get answers for those that need them.
They recently started publishing a blog (http://justiceinterrupted.blogspot.com/) to relay their plans for their radio broadcasts and upcoming website. Victims are encouraged to contact them with case details and what kind of help they need. There will be interesting discussions about certain cases, and hopefully solutions to the various problems some victims have had in bringing a resolution to their situation.
Each of these women brings a different perspective and insight to the business of crime. I am copying a brief biography of each from the blog and you will see that this is a formidable group to be reckoned with. I wish them all the best of luck on this much needed venture and success for each victim who comes to them.
About Robin Sax
Robin Sax is a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney who specializes in prosecuting sex crimes against children. For over fifteen years, she has prosecuted some of the most despicable defendants who have committed the most heinous crimes. For the last seven years, she has been the prosecuting attorney for the Child Sexual Assault division of the Los Angeles County Sex Crimes Unit. In that capacity, Robin works with a multi-disciplinary team at UCLA's Rape Treatment Center/The Stuart House, along with law enforcement, victims’ advocates, social workers, and members of the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services. She conducts forensic interviews of child victims of sexual abuse, structures investigation plans to maximize the chances of successfully prosecuting their abusers, and handles all aspects of subsequent prosecutions.
A nationally renowned legal analyst and speakerRobin is a legal analyst and commentator often called upon to provide insight into high profile media cases. She was most recently featured on Nancy Grace and Larry King Live, where she covered current news stories involving Natalee Holloway, Stacey Peterson, and Baby Grace. She also recently appeared on Fox News THE LINE UP, discussing the Bobbie Cutts and OJ Simpson cases, among others. Robin’s radio appearances include regular spots on “The Dana Pretzer Show” on scaredmonkeys.com.
Robin is also a sought-after speaker on child sexual assault, family violence, domestic abuse, stalking, Internet safety, and the criminal justice system. For over a decade she has shared her valuable insight and expertise at national conferences and with the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and the California District Attorney's Association.
About Susan Murphy-Milano
Respected author, nationally recognized relationship safety expert, tireless advocate for battered women and children. In January of 1989, Susan's father, a Chicago Violent Crimes Detective, murdered her mother and then took his own life. That very night, after discovering their bodies, she vowed to change the way society viewed domestic violence and broken relationships.
Susan's quest for justice has been trumpeted across the pages of newspapers, magazines, radio and television, including: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Radio, ABC's 20/20, CBS 48 Hours, Nightline, CNN, Sunday Today Show Profile, Women's Day, Family Circle Magazine, U.S. News and World Report among others. Expertise: In 1993, she was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois stalking law and has constantly argued for the rights of battered women and children, both through legislation and through national television appearances and print media. And as National Executive Director of Project:Protect, Susan directed crime scene investigation, safety and successful prosecutions of numerous high profile cases.
Author of "Defending Our Lives" Doubleday books and "Moving Out Moving On" when a relationship goes wrong. Susan’s life story, “Murphy’s Daughter,” is currently under option by Lionsgate Films and is set for a 2011 release. She is also featured on an upcoming “E True Hollywood Story.” Susan is Co-host of War on Crime Radio and is also a member of Women In Crime Ink.
About Stacy Dittrich
Stacy Dittrich is an award-winning 15-year law enforcement officer, author, media consultant, and former detective specializing in sex crimes. With past training by a former FBI Behavioral Specialist, Stacy is certified through the National Institute of Truth Verification as an examiner (CVSA- lie detector). Stacy has also been assigned to a federal drug task in the investigations of numerous homicides. In 2002, she received the Victim’s of Crime Award from former Ohio Attorney General, Jim Petro and is a certified law enforcement instructor.
Stacy is the author of the upcoming CeeCee Gallagher thriller series about a female detective. She and her first novel in the series, The Devil’s Closet, were recently featured on CNN’s Nancy Grace. Based on an actual case Stacy investigated, the novel debuts in October, 2008, followed by Mary Jane’s Grave, the second in the CeeCee Gallagher series, debuting in June 2009. Stacy’s first true-crime book, Murder Behind the Badge, will debut in September, 2009 (Prometheus) and her memoir, “Stumbling Along the Beat: A true story of a policewoman’s journey,” debuts in Spring 2010
Stacy is a member of the International Thriller Writer’s Association, Sisters in Crime, and is a regular contributor on Women in Crime Ink, a new web blog by an impressive group of award-winning true-crime authors, print and broadcast journalists, crime novelists, producers for CNN and CBS News, television personalities, and criminal justice professionals. Stacy is also a guest contributor at OfficerResource.com.
Stacy has appeared as a law enforcement commentator on CNN, Fox’s Geraldo at Large, The War On Crime, The Dana Pretzer Radio Show, numerous radio stations nationwide, SELF magazine and Women’s World magazine. She has given her expert and professional opinion on cases ranging from the Jon Benet Ramsey case to the Manson Family. She comes from a long line of law enforcement, as her husband, father, and uncles are police officers. Stacy Dittrich currently resides in Ohio with her husband and two daughters.