I've met quite a few victims and received letters and e-mails from victims who said their cases would never have been solved without that money.
Changes like those are an amazing impact -- even if it had been just one person.
I stepped outside, and when I came in, I left the door unlocked.
The information will be more complete and accurate for the officer, even if it takes more time.
: I became an "advocate by accident," as Lifetime Television likes to call me. I was asked to speak to the Commission on the Future of DNA that Attorney General Janet Reno had put together because they thought a victim who had been helped through DNA would help them decide how to use DNA in the future.
I've also spoken to at least three lab people who told me that they had been planning to leave their jobs, but after hearing me tell how important their work was to me, they decided to stay on.
When I can help someone understand the value of their job for victims, that's very satisfying.
In addition to advocating for federal laws on DNA testing, we've done some legislative work here in Virginia.