FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 14, 2015
Bureau of Victim Services Chief receives Public Service Recognition Award
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – As part of National Public Service Recognition Week, Bureau of Victim Services Chief Flerida Alarcon was honored today with an Award for Excellence for her service, leadership and innovative problem solving.
Alarcon—who has been with the office for 17 years—was one of 42 County employees recognized by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors as part of its annual event.
Over the course of the last year, Alarcon has implemented several innovative programs to help our county’s crime victims. To ensure that every victim in every case is notified of their victims’ rights, she researched and put into place an automated phone notification system.
To raise awareness countywide, last year she organized our county’s first Victims’ Rights Memorial held at the County Government Center.
Alarcon is especially dedicated to protecting our County’s youth. To keep our kids out of gangs, she collaborated with San Bernardino City Unified City School District to expand our elementary school Gang Resistance Intervention Program (GRIP). She obtained the county’s first human trafficking grant to provide advocates for our exploited youth.
“Chief Alarcon’s contributions to this office and dedication to serving victims is clearly bringing our County Vision to life and epitomizes public service excellence,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said.
Public Service Recognition Week is a nationwide celebration honoring the women and men who serve America as federal, state and local government employees. Observed during the first full week of May, public employees use this week to inform citizens of the many ways in which government serves the people and how government services improve the quality of life of all of us.