The National Law Center for Children and Families is pleased to present the Child Defender of the Month Award for February 2007 to the United States Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Alabama. U.S. Attorney Leura Garrett Canary was joined by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Louis Franklin, Tommie Brown Hardwick, and Patricia Watson for the presentation that took place at the NLC Protects seminar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Middle District of Alabama has shown a consistent commitment to the fight against child sexual exploitation. Their prosecutions involve a wide range of charges, including child pornography production, transportation for illegal sexual conduct, and gun violations for convicted sex offenders. The Middle District works closely with State and local counterparts to ensure the longest sentences possible for sex offenders.
In early February 2007, Canary was named to the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee for a three year term. She is the co-chairperson of the Advisory Committee’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Working Group.
The National Law Center for Children and Families applauds the efforts of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Alabama.