Acknowledgments

mproving the response to terrorism victims is a work in progress. The foundation was laid by the dedicated and resourceful individuals who responded to the victims of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Their extraordinary work on behalf of victims and victims' families in Oklahoma City and Denver set a standard for other cases that followed and for future terrorist events. The Office for Victims of Crime is deeply grateful to them for sharing their experiences through countless hours of interviews for the development of this report. We take this opportunity to honor them for their remarkable service to the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing and to recognize the impact their efforts will have on the response to victims in the future.

Gwen Allen
Executive Director, Project Heartland

K. Lynn Anderson
Assistant United States Attorney,
U.S. Attorney's Office for the
Western District of Oklahoma

Suzanne Breedlove
Director, Victim Services, Oklahoma
District Attorneys Council

Mary Anne Castellano
Victim-Witness Coordinator, U.S.
Attorney's Office for the District
of Colorado

Robin Finegan
Director, Colorado Oklahoma
Resource Council

Krista R. Flannigan
Director, Colorado Oklahoma
Resource Council

Joan Gay
Victim-Witness Assistance Unit, U.S.
Attorney's Office for the District
of Kansas

Candace Grosz
Former Planning/Grants Specialist,
Office for Victims Programs, Colorado
Department of Public Safety

James M. Horn
Director, Forensic Behavioral Science
Consulting/Training

Jeannette King
Administrator, Critical Incident
Workshop Group, Inc.

Dahlia Lehman
Victim-Witness Assistance Supervisory
Coordinator, U.S. Attorney's Office
for the Western District of Oklahoma

Diane Leonard
Former Administrator, Critical Incident
Workshop Group, Inc.

Carol Morris
Victim-Witness Coordinator, U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Southern
District of Indiana

Jim Norman
Psychologist, Project Heartland

Col. Jack Poe
Chief of Chaplains, Oklahoma City
Police Department

Patrick Ryan
Former United States Attorney, U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Western
District of Oklahoma

Steve Siegel
Director of Program Development,
Denver Victim Assistance and Law
Enforcement Board

Mary Jo Speaker
Victim-Witness Coordinator, U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Eastern
District of Oklahoma

Gayla Stewart
Victim-Witness Coordinator, U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Northern
District of Oklahoma

Linda Wagner
Psychologist, Project Heartland


Several individuals were instrumental in the development of this report. Janet Dinsmore, writer and editor, conducted the interviews and organized the story of the Oklahoma City victim response. Her efforts were supported and guided by OVC Deputy Director Carolyn Hightower and OVC Program Manager Laura Federline, who was responsible for overseeing OVC funding to the various agencies providing services to the bombing victims.

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