Santa Clara’s Next Deputy County Executive is a Longtime Victims Advocate

A renowned crime victims advocate has just been named Deputy County Executive of Santa Clara. Kasey Halcón’s appointment takes effect Feb. 7.

Halcón is the Director of Victim Services at the District Attorney’s Office — a unit she built from the ground up. She coordinates victim services and mass victimization programs including the Victim Services Unit, the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Gilroy Strong Resiliency Center, and the VTA Resiliency Center, according to a press release.

Previously, she was Director of the Victim Witness Assistance Program for Silicon Valley FACES and a victim advocate for Sonoma’s District Attorney. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University and serves on numerous boards.

“I fought for years to give voice to those who don’t easily have one and worked to develop programs designed to improve access to services for our most vulnerable community members,” said Halcón. “These same goals will stay with me as Deputy County Executive. Every decision I make and every project I champion will be guided by this vision.”

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