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Victims' Advocate to Lead Parole Board

Erika Tindall was named on Monday.



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    Gov. Dannel Malloy has appointed an advocate for domestic violence victims to lead the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Parole.

    Erika Tindall, who has been the executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence since 2009, will be the board's new chairwoman.

    “Erika has shown extraordinary leadership skills in her roles as an accomplished attorney, prosecutor, executive director and victim advocate,” Malloy said. “She is highly respected within the criminal justice community for her ability to advocate on behalf of victims and their rights, for her sharp knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system, and for her dedication to improving the services that protect the public and their safety.”

    Tindall, who lives in New Haven, previously worked as a state prosecutor in Florida and as deputy director of New Haven Legal Assistance.