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New SMART Staff

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The SMART Office announces the addition of two new staff to its team: Victoria Jolicoeur and Yahya Fouz.

Victoria Jolicoeur is a Program Specialist in the SMART Office. Ms. Jolicoeur manages SMART Office grant programs, including the Adam Walsh Implementation Act grant program. In addition to managing grants, she also works closely with policy advisors to assist States with the implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

Previously, Ms. Jolicoeur served as a Contract Administrator for the U.S. House of Representatives, overseeing a multimillion dollar mail contract working with Representatives and U.S. House leadership on digitizing and streamlining the mail process. Before that position, Ms. Jolicoeur worked with the SMART Office as a Grant Program Specialist for several years managing grants and cooperative agreements. In addition, she has worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and Huron Consulting Group, where she provided advice and assistance to clients on improving business processes. Ms. Jolicoeur received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Long Island University and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Yahya Fouz is a Senior Policy Advisor in the SMART Office. He evaluates and assesses sex offender registration and notification management systems in Indian Country to determine whether they have substantially implemented SORNA.

Before joining the SMART Office, Mr. Fouz was an Assistant District Attorney for the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. He prosecuted DNA-based prosecutions and a range of violent felonies, including gang-related shootings, home invasions, and conspiracy to murder. Mr. Fouz also handled cases involving child victims and witnesses, including child endangerment and physical and sexual abuse.

Mr. Fouz has also served as staff attorney for the National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. He assisted prosecutors throughout the country on various legal issues pertaining to child physical and sexual abuse, including shaken baby syndrome and computer-facilitated crimes against children.

During law school, Mr. Fouz was a judicial extern to the late Chief Justice Thomas Moyer of the Ohio Supreme Court, reviewing appellate briefs and drafting bench memoranda on legal topics ranging from commercial paper to criminal sentencing guidelines. Mr. Fouz received his bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs and Middle East studies from the University of Virginia and his juris doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he was a member of The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. Mr. Fouz is a member of both the Ohio and New York Bar.

Date Created: April 16, 2020