Lifetime Achievement Award
2019 - Mary Clair Landry, MBA, LCSW
Mary Clair Landry received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for her tireless work in combating domestic violence and serving survivors. In 2007, Mary founded the New Orleans Family Justice Center Alliance, and was a driving force in fostering the growth of the co-located service model to benefit survivors across the state. Mary also served as the President of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and currently serves on the Committee on Quality Assurance for the Family Violence Program of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.
Mary Claire has over thirty-five years of professional management experience providing visionary leadership and optimizing individual and organizational performance. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master of Social Work from Tulane University and a Masters of Business Administration from the university of New Orleans.
2018 - Oliver J. Williams, PhD
Dr. Williams received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for his nationally renowned work in designing and improving upon service delivery for survivors of domestic violence and abuse. He was the Executive Director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) From June 1994 to September, 2016 and served as the Director of the Safe Return Initiative that addressed prisoner reentry and domestic violence from 2003-2016. Dr. Williams directed the African American Domestic Peace Project (AADPP) that works with community leaders in 12 cities across the United States from 2010 to present. He has worked in the field of domestic violence for more than thirty-five years.
Dr. Williams is a clinical practitioner; working in mental health, family therapy, substance abuse, child welfare, delinquency, domestic violence and sexual assault programs. He has worked in battered women's shelters, developed curricula for batterers' intervention programs and facilitated counseling groups. He has provided training across the United States and abroad on research and service-delivery surrounding partner abuse.
2017 - Nancy E. O'Malley
Alameda District Attorney Nancy O'Malley received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for her expansive work in helping enact laws and legislation which dramatically improved protections and access to services for survivors across California. DA O’Malley is a nationally recognized expert in issues involving violence against women, violence against persons with disabilities, and interpersonal violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, stalking, and human exploitation and trafficking. She serves in an office with a national reputation for excellence dating back to former District Attorney and United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. DA O’Malley carries out this proud legacy as the first woman to serve as Alameda County’s elected District Attorney, and as a leader known throughout California and the country for her innovation and vision.DA O’Malley is a strong advocate for victims’ rights, and is committed to doing all she can to improve the painful experience for victims of crime in Alameda County. She has developed an innovative electronic notification system to alert victims of crime about their future court dates. Additionally, DA O’Malley created the Restitution Program, ensuring those convicted repay the victim for losses suffered as a result of the defendants' criminal conduct. This program serves as model for the State and consistently breaks national recovery records.