At the luncheon, nine Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) prosecutors were recognized for their assistance providing support to victims and their families and diligent efforts in criminal prosecution. Each was nominated by their OCDA supervisor or a MADD victim advocate.
Cases prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorneys Steve McGreevey and Robin Park, and Deputy District Attorneys Michael Carroll, Patrick Moss, Cliff Page, Rebecca Reed, and Daniel Varon included charges ranging from felony driving under the influence causing great bodily injury to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated with prior convictions. The efforts of the prosecution resulted in the defendants' convictions with sentences as high as 15 years to life in state prison.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Susan Price and Deputy District Attorney Jason Baez were each given the Heart of MADD Award for their excellent prosecution of DUI cases.
MADD is a nationwide, non-profit organization that works to stop drunken driving, support victims, survivors, and families affected by drunken driving, and prevent underage drinking. The Orange County Chapter of MADD was formed in 1981 and offers services and education to the local community, including youth programs, victim services, and special events. MADD works closely with Orange County law enforcement agencies to support the prosecution and apprehension of those who put the public at risk by driving under the influence of alcohol.