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Benjamin Fu, 32

Tulsa County Assistant District Attorney, State of Oklahoma, Tulsa
Fu supervises a team of four felony prosecutors who typically see more than 1, 000 cases annually. In 2013, he personally tried nine jury trials, including prosecuting those accused of murder, rape and armed robbery. Fu believes that all victims of crime deserve justice. “Victims of crime are too often disproportionately poor,” he says. “Many of these people are not regarded as ‘true victims’ by society. In my job, I strive to make sure that I advocate for those people who have been largely forgotten. I also endeavor to make sure that my role as an advocate does not end at a conviction. When possible, I also try to ensure that [victims] are referred to counseling services, housing assistance, immigration assistance and restitution.”

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