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Cindy Spencer Receives Unsung Hero Award '97

Cindy Spencer was selected by members of the SAFTEYNET work to receive one of this year's awards for her work in victim advocacy.

In celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the annual Candlelight Vigil remembering battered women who have died in our community in the past year was held on October 22, 1997 at the First Presbyterian Church. Governor Cayetano and Mrs. Cayetano read a proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Day to a large crowd including Chief Nakamura, many uniformed officers, a representative from the Mayor's office and survivors of domestic violence.

Recognizing years of service, the Vigil included the presentation of the 1997 Unsung Hero Awards. Cindy began her advocacy work in 1974 working on women's health issues. In 1985 she joined the Family Peace Center as a facilitator for men's and women's groups. She has been at her current position in the Victim Services Unit of the Honolulu Prosecutor's office for nine years.

Cindy has been an incredible role model, advocate, support group facilitator, trainer, and fighter for justice for battered women. Cindy never compromises and always has victim safety as her focus. She is a role model for excellence.

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