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Liam Lowney

Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance

Liam Lowney began working in the field of Victim Services in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in 1998 as a Victim Witness Advocate.  During his time as an advocate he assisted victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide to gain access to services and the rights that they are entitled to in the criminal justice system. In January of 2007, Liam was appointed as the Chief of Victim and Witness Services by Attorney General Martha Coakley overseeing the office’s victim witness advocates and Victim Compensation and Assistance Program. He served as the Attorney General’s Designee to the Victim and Witness Assistance Board and advised her on policies impacting victims of crime. Throughout his career, Liam advocated for changes in policy that impact crime victims including gun safety legislation, the Attorney General’s updates to the victim compensation and assistance statute, and the Human Trafficking Law passed in 2011. In September 2012, Liam was appointed by the Victim and Witness Assistance Board to lead the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance as the Executive Director. In 1994, Liam’s sister Shannon Lowney was murdered while working at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Brookline, MA. Since that time, Liam has served as an advocate and spokesman to addressing violence, training professionals and empowering survivors.