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Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom appointed to Crime Victim Services Commission

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom to the Crime Victims Services Commission.

The commission is responsible for administering the annual Victim of Crime Acts (VOCA) grant, which aims to ensure victim assistance in local communities.

"I am confident that Catherine will work hard to ensure that Michigan victims are given appropriate assistance and guidance they need and deserve," Snyder said.

Garcia-Lindstrom, of Walker, is the public safety director of the Walker Police Department and has been in law enforcement for over 36 years. 25 of those years have been with the Detroit Police Department and 10 as chief of police for the city of Walker. Garcia-Lindstrom earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a master's degree in interdisciplinary technology from Eastern Michigan University. She replaces Ralph Mason.

Garcia-Lindstrom will serve a three-year term expiring Sept. 27, 2013, and is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.