The California Coalition on Sexual Offending (CCOSO) named two recipients of their Fay Honey Knopp Awards today. Both CALCASA and Executive Director Suzanne Brown-McBride were awarded for leadership and policy work in the field of sexual assault victim services and sex offender management.
The first award, given to CALCASA was given in “Appreciation for Supporting Sound Public Policy Regarding Sex Offender Management.” The second, given to Suzanne Brown-McBride, was in honor of her “Exemplary Leadership in Victim Advocacy and Sex Offender Management.”
Both awards are named after the late Fay Honey Knopp, who founded the Prison Research Education Action Program in 1976 and who spent more than 40 years advocating for effective sex offender management.
Says Brown-McBride of the awards: “I am deeply moved that CCOSO considers our work to be worthy of this. We strive to honor victims and survivors of sexual violence through the best, most effective and evidence based sex offender management strategies available, and we are proud of that work.”