Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive

Tuesday, May 4, 1999


AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced the appointment of Anita Drummond as the new division director for the Crime Victims' Compensation Division. The Division is responsible for overseeing the Crime Victims Compensation Fund which last year granted over 32 million dollars and assisted 8,565 victims of crime.

Ms. Drummond was formerly the executive director of Alabama's Crime Victims' Compensation Commission, a post in which she served for eleven years. When she left in 1995 to start her own consulting business, the agency had a budget surplus of $6.5 million. In 1988, the National Organization for Victim Assistance named the Alabama Crime Victims' Compensation Commission one of the most outstanding programs nationwide.

During her career, Anita Drummond has been executive director of the statewide Alabama Coalition Against Rape and managed the Montgomery County district attorney's victim/witness program. She has also held several management positions with the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority.

Ms. Drummond served eight years on the board for the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards and four years on the board of the American Restitution Association.

In a 1992 Rose Garden ceremony, President George Bush presented Ms. Drummond his presidential Award for Outstanding Work with Crime Victims. The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence named her State Official of the Year in 1995. Her Alabama Good Neighbor associates renamed their annual Good Neighbor award the Anita Drummond Award in her honor. She won the first one in 1992.

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