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CUA Law professor Mary Graw Leary was appointed to the Victims Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission. See below.

On January 11, 2016, Professor Mary Leary was appointed to the Victims Advisory Group (VAG) of the United States Sentencing Commission. Leary will be one of a nine member team.

The VAG was established by the U.S. Sentencing Commission as a standing advisory group to the Commission. According to their website, the mission of the U.S. Sentencing Commission is:

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The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government. Its principal purposes are: (1) to establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including guidelines to be consulted regarding the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes; (2) to advise and assist Congress and the executive branch in the development of effective and efficient crime policy; and (3) to collect, analyze, research, and distribute a broad array of information on federal crime and sentencing issues, serving as an information resource for Congress, the executive branch, the courts, criminal justice practitioners, the academic community, and the public.
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To learn more about the United States Sentencing Commission, visit, and to learn more about the Victims Advisory Group, visit:


Mary G. Leary   

Professor Mary G. Leary's
Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Technology

Exploitation of children and women

Human Trafficking

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