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Date:  April 2, 2015


Crimes Against Children Prosecutor Jane Templeton honored for her work

PICTURED: Deputy District Attorney Jane Templeton and District Attorney Mike Ramos

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Deputy District Attorney Jane Templeton was recognized today at the 17th Annual “Shine a Light on Child Abuse" Awards Breakfast for her dedication and commitment as a Crimes Against Children prosecutor. The annual event, hosted by Children’s Network, is held at the end of March as a kick-off for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month in April.

Templeton is a 15-year veteran prosecutor assigned to the Central Division Family Violence Unit, who specializes in the prosecution of felony crimes against children. She currently has 40-plus child abuse cases on her caseload.

According to Chief Deputy District Attorney Simon Umscheid, who oversees the Central Division, despite the heavy workload, Ms. Templeton always handles her cases with the victim’s well-being in mind.

“She is always able to put the victim first not only in the handling of the case but also in the final outcome of the case,” said Umscheid. “She is frequently able to work out significant dispositions sparing the child from having to face the perpetrator in open court.”

Umscheid added that this results in both securing justice for the victim and also sparing them the traumatizing experience of testifying in open court.

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Christopher Lee
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San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office
303 West 3rd Street, 6th Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415



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It is the mission of the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office to represent the interests of the people in the criminal justice system, as mandated by California State law. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office serves the residents of San Bernardino County by: seeking the truth, protecting the innocent; holding the guilty accountable; preserving the dignity of victims and their families; and, ensuring that justice is done while always maintaining the highest ethical standards.

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