Shafer Center volunteers receive award during Crime Victims’ Rights Week


As the nation continues to recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Attorney General Jim Hood was joined by other victims’ rights leaders Tuesday in presenting awards honoring Mississippi crime victims and those who are advocates for victims in our state. The awards were presented at the annual Mississippi’s Crime Victims’ Rights Awards Ceremony, which held the theme “Honoring our Past: Creating Hope for our Future.”

The Mississippi Coalition for Survivors of Homicide presented The Amy Clayton Volunteer Award to Danny and Lisa Mann, volunteers for the Mississippi Coalition for Survivors of Homicide.

After the murder of her father in 1989, Lisa and her husband, Danny Mann, began volunteering at Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention in Hattiesburg and the Mississippi Coalition for Survivors of Homicide. Lisa is now a full time employee of the Shafer Center, coordinating their efforts for victims of homicide, and both she and Danny continue to use the insight they have gained from their personal experience as homicide survivors to bring awareness to victim issues and provide supportive services to victims of violent crime.