Morgan Abbate joined the Office of the Attorney General, in August 2019 as the Senior Victim Advocate and Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) coordinator. Through the Victim Notification Program, Morgan provides services to victims across the Commonwealth with criminal appeals in the Court of Appeals of Virginia and Supreme Court of Virginia. Additionally, Morgan partners with Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence Service agencies around the Commonwealth with training and implementing the LAP program within their communities. In 2020 Morgan was the recipient of the David M. Sargent Lethality Assessment Program award from the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence.

Morgan obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University in 2009. Prior to joining the Office of the Attorney, Morgan worked at Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department (VCUPD) as a law enforcement officer. She served as an investigator for the department, while also managing the department’s Victim/Witness Specialist program, to include the department’s LAP Program. While at VCUPD, Morgan specialized in, person on person crimes, with a victim centered trauma informed approach.  Morgan also served as the department’s Title IX liaison, SART team member, and was a member of the regional Crisis Intervention Team among others.

At the Office of the Attorney General, Morgan works with law enforcement agencies to address community concerns with intimate partner violence crimes by collaborating with local domestic violence service providers. Morgan assists these agencies by creating partnerships and collaboration between community resources with support from the Office of the Attorney General programs.