Trudy Gregorie: General Biography

Trudy Gregorie has 25 years experience in the crime victim services and criminal justice fields. In 1979, she established a prosecutor-based victim services program in Charleston, South Carolina— only the second such program in the state—and served as its director for 13 years. In 1992, she was appointed the first South Carolina Governor’s Office Crime Victim Ombudsman. From 1994-2001, Gregorie served as senior staff at the National Center for Victims of Crime, first as Director of Victim Services and then Director of Training. Currently, she is a staff member with Justice Solutions, NPO, in Washington, D.C.

While serving at the local and state level in South Carolina, Gregorie was very involved in the evolution of victim rights and services. She testified at numerous state legislative committee hearings and was appointed by the Attorney General to serve on the State Policy Committee that developed guidelines, protocols and procedures for prosecutor-based victim specialists in South Carolina. She also served on the task force that established the first child advocacy center in the state. At the national level, she has been involved in the development of numerous training programs, curricula and resources on emerging issues for the crime victim services field and allied professions; the development and supervision of technical assistance programs; management of numerous government (including the Office for Victims of Crime, Office on Violence Against Women, and Community-Oriented Policing Services Office) and privately-funded grant projects; and provision of training and technical assistance on topics related to crime victim rights and services, criminal and juvenile justice, community and justice system collaborations, and program development. She has provided training in over 45 states, and also has provided over 425 media interviews in the local, state and national press and electronic media.

Gregorie is a certified trainer for the National College of District Attorneys and National District Attorneys Association, the U.S. Federal Judicial Center, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards, the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, the National Crime Prevention Council, the National White Collar Crime Center, the Center for Sex Offender Management, and the U.S. Department of Justice: Office for Victims of Crime; National Institute of Justice; National Institute of Corrections; and Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. She also serves on the faculty of the National Victim Assistance Academy, the National Sheriff’s Association TRIAD Academy, as well as the Elderly Services Officer Police Academies of Illinois and Louisiana. She is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Triads and is serving a second elected term on the Board of Directors of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She is serving a third elected term as the Crime Victim Representative on the Delegate Assembly of the American Correctional Association and serves as co-chair of the ACA Victims Committee. She serves on the Victims’ Issues Committee of the American Probation and Parole Association. Since 1996, Gregorie has also served on the Editorial Board of the Sexual Assault Report.

In 1999, Gregorie was chosen to receive the National Crime Victim Services Award. In 1992, the South Carolina Victim Assistance Network awarded her the Distinguished Humanitarian Award, a presentation given in recognition of pioneering efforts and work on behalf of crime victims.


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