Petit Family Foundation scholarship added to Dr. Henry C. Lee Awards and Recognition Dinner

Jane Doe No More will honor several people on March 18 at the second annual Dr. Henry C. Lee Awards and Recognition Dinner.

They are being recognized for their contributions in helping to improve the way society responds to victims of sexual assault, according to a release.

The recipients are Neil O’Leary, retired chief of the Wolcott and Waterbury police departments; writers and producers Rich and DiDi Dobbs of Mom & Pop Films; professor of communications Rebecca Abbott of Quinnipiac University; and Susan Herman, an associate professor in the department of criminal justice at Pace University and author of “Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime.”

New this year, and sponsored by The Petit Family Foundation, is a scholarship to a college student working to improve the lives of victims of sexual assault. Dr. William Petit and Donna Palomba, founder of Jane Doe No More, will present the scholarship, the release said.

The event will be held at The Waterview in Monroe at 5:30 p.m.


More information about the event can be found at


Sponsorships and reserved tables are available for the event, the release said.

For tickets call 203-575-8288 or e-mail

Labels: Dr. Henry C. Lee, The Petit Family Foundation

posted by Helen Bennett Harvey at 2:48 PM