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Law Alumna Fights Child Abuse in South Carolina

— by on November 1st, 2011

Elizabeth Carroll “Betsy” Hocker, a 1990 graduate of the Washington and Lee School of Law, has just been named executive director of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving victims of child abuse and neglect in Charleston and Berkeley counties of South Carolina.

Betsy served as a prosecutor for 15 years, during which she handled child abuse and crimes against women and became a subject-matter expert in sexual assault and maltreatment of children for the U.S. Departments of State, Justice and Defense. She was also honored by the FBI for her work in fighting cyber crimes.

She previously served as executive director of the Mississippi Children’s Justice Center, which protects children in Mississippi by facilitating and improving the assessment, investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect.

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