FROM: Amy Cornell, Public Information Officer   CONTACT PERSON: Amy Cornell, Public Information Officer (408) 792-2997   For release on April 18, 2008   DISTRICT ATTORNEY DOLORES CARR AND ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROLANDA PIERRE-DIXON RECEIVE SPECIAL HONORS DURING NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK   Women District Attorneys from all over California, including Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr, received special honors at the Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday. Crime Victims United of California awarded them for their hard work in bringing perpetrators to justice and their strong dedication to public safety. Crime Victims United is a California based organization that uses education and legislative advocacy to help ensure the rights of victims, and work to reduce crime.   In addition, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and City Council members presented Assistant District Attorney Rolanda Pierre-Dixon with a special commendation for “her commitment and leadership in assisting victims of domestic violence by holding perpetrators accountable.”   Pierre-Dixon has been committed to domestic violence victims in Santa Clara County for more than 17 years. She formed the Domestic Violence Unit at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. She has also been an active member of San Jose’s Family/Domestic Violence Board since it began. Pierre-Dixon has been actively involved in providing San Jose police officers with necessary training in handling domestic violence issues.     ### ​

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