John Lazet recently retired from his position with the Attorney General as Director of Crime Victim Advocacy. Working with victims, survivors, advocates, and professionals state-wide, John’s primary goal was to ensure that victims knew their rights and were able to exercise them, were connected to services, and were able to make their voice heard at all stages in the criminal justice system. Another focus was to provide input on any pertinent legislation, and procure victim testimony on legislation considered by the state legislature.
Prior to his time with the Attorney General, he spent 28 years in the Senate, primarily working for the chairs of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and working extensively on the William VanRegenmorter Crime Victim’s Rights Act and its implementation. In 1992, John worked with Senator VanRegenmorter to found The Crime Victim Foundation, and is currently the President.
The non-profit is dedicated to providing grants of last resort to victims, honoring exemplary activities on behalf of victims, and paying to place support dogs in prosecutor offices, CACs, and other victim support agencies across the state. He is also an elected member of the Vevay Township Board of Trustees, and serves on the Township Planning Commission.