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Congratulations to Lara Dushkewich, DVCCC Board Member and Volunteer for receiving the 2020 Governor’s Victim Service Pathfinder Award under the category of the Community Service Award!

Ms. Dushkewich was nominated by Jean Francois, Board President of the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC) and Dr. Dolly Wideman-Scott, CEO

The Governor’s Victim Service Pathfinder Awards were created to honor and recognize those who have shown a commitment to enhancing the lives of victims of crime within Pennsylvania.  Ms. Dushkewich was chosen to receive this award by a committee of victim service providers that represent a broad range of victim service programs throughout Pennsylvania. Ms. Dushkewich was selected based on her outstanding and visible contribution to and impact upon the victim services movement in Pennsylvania through her work on behalf of victims of crime.  

Details regarding the celebration are forthcoming.

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