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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

[WA] Crystal's parents, Lane & Patty Judson, are making a difference

...Their efforts have resulted in new federal and local laws that reform police departments and reward law enforcement agencies that include domestic violence prevention programs in their hiring and training practices...

Change in law biggest win for the Judsons
The Peninsula Gateway
April 30th, 2008
THE greatest tragedy in Crystal Judson Brame’s death five years ago was that she had already taken legal, social and emotional steps to separate herself from her husband, Tacoma Police Chief David Brame. Although her family and friends had supported and protected her throughout the separation process, that support was undermined by Brame’s position of power. Ultimately, Brame shot Crystal, then turned the gun on himself in a Gig Harbor shopping center. Since that day, Lane and Patty Judson, Crystal’s parents, have made it their mission in life to change laws, raise domestic violence awareness and show the impact such a tragedy can have. Time has brought us the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center in Tacoma, where victims of domestic violence can seek help and guidance. Crystal is also remembered through the Crystal Judson Foundation, which promotes domestic violence awareness, and she’s honored through the Crystal Judson Brame Memorial Scholarship. But the biggest accomplishment of Lane and Patty Judson has come in the area of public safety. Their efforts have resulted in new federal and local laws that reform police departments and reward law enforcement agencies that include domestic violence prevention programs in their hiring and training practices. These kinds of changes not only help prevent domestic violence from occuring, they lead to greater accountability for agencies designed to protect people in the first place. [Source]

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