Last night, at the Women’s Law Center of Maryland’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony, the advocacy organization present OSI-Baltimore Acting Director Tracy Brown with its Deborah Beatty Memorial Award for “Significant contribution to the advancement of women’s legal rights.” Before joining OSI-Baltimore, Tracy was executive director of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland for 13 years. Before that, she worked for the Greater Baltimore Committee and for Mayor Kurt Schmoke. She started her legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney and created the State’s Attorney Office’s Domestic Abuse Unit.
Erricka Bridgeford of Community Mediation Maryland and Baltimore Ceasefire won the Access to Justice Award and the Honorable Diane O. Leasure (Ret.), Circuit Court for Howard Count, won the Rosalyn B. Bell Award.