2012-03-29 / News

Assistant AD honored for service to abused children


Assistant District Attorney Nancy Rumar, second from left, with D.A. Scott McKee, Sheila Durden and Deanna Browning. Assistant District Attorney Nancy Rumar, second from left, with D.A. Scott McKee, Sheila Durden and Deanna Browning. Nancy Rumar, an Assistant District Attorney, with Scott McKee’s Henderson County District Attorney's Office, received the Child Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team Member of the Year Award for 2011.

The award was presented Tuesday, March 20 at the Henderson County HELP Center during a team meeting.

The Henderson County Team is a collaborative group of all law enforcement agencies, victim services groups, The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and other organizations that meet monthly to discuss and improve the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children in Henderson County.

The Team Member Award is voted on by the Multidisciplinary Team members throughout the year.

Recipients have shown an aggressive stance in responses and actions taken with child abuse cases.

Quarterly awards that were presented throughout the year of 2011: Larry Reeves, Special Investigator TDFPS, Summer Wilson, Therapist, Brandy Friendly, Investigator TDFPS, and Nancy Rumar.

From this group Rumar was selected by the team as being the team member of the year for 2011.

Rumar is known for being a staunch victim’s advocate, as well as her vigorous prosecution of defendants charged with committing sexual crimes against children.

In addition to her normal felony caseload, she manages an entire caseload of sexual assault crimes. Rumar was hired by McKee when he took office in 2009.

With McKee’s election also came new policies aimed at aggressively prosecuting sexual assault crimes. These policies are readily apparent in the office’s tough stance on the prosecution of these types of cases.

The Child Advocacy Center is a program of the Henderson County HELP Center. For more information call the HELP Center at 903-675-4357 or visit our website www.thehelpcenter.org

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