Marnie Shiels is presently employed as an attorney in the Office for Victims of Crime in the U.S. Department of Justice, on a one-year temporary assignment from the Office on Violence Against Women, where she has worked since 2001. In 2005, she received The Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contribution by a New Employee for her work on the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. Previously, Ms. Shiels was employed as a legal analyst at the National Center for Victims of Crime, tracking federal and state statutes and cases relating to crime victims and writing articles on legal issues related to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.