NANCY TUNG HAS HELPED HUNDREDS in her 20 years as a prosecutor, on both a personal and professional level. Stalking and domestic violence victims, victims of fraud, and many more have turned to Nancy for her guidance and friendship, and time and time again, Nancy has gone above and beyond to help. Read the testimonials of some of the people Nancy has helped in her career—she is honored to receive these kind words in support.
I Was Being Relentlessly Stalked. Nancy Helped Me Find Justice.
In 2008, I ended a relationship with a man, who in retaliation, relentlessly stalked and harassed me for the next year. I felt powerless, terrified and increasingly hopeless as multiple trips to the police station did nothing to mitigate my ex’s deranged behavior. I was told that if he hadn’t technically committed or threatened outright physical violence, little could be done for my case.
I Felt Powerless to Find Help
My family and friends feared for my safety, and I worried I would never again have peace in my life. I began to feel that maybe I deserved the torment, and I contemplated leaving school, my new job, and the city altogether just to escape him. It was at this low, low point, that I found the Collective Restraining Order Clinic (CROC), an advocacy organization of lawyers working pro-bono for vulnerable clients. They introduced me to Nancy Tung in her role as Assistant District Attorney.
From my very first meeting with Nancy, I began to feel hopeful. I finally felt heard as she listened compassionately and validated not only my fear, but to the impact of constant harassment. I remember her telling me, “What he is doing to you is NOT okay, not morally, and not legally.”
Nancy is a Powerful Ally and Advocate Who Changed My Life
That was the first time I wasn’t brushed off because I didn’t have physical bruises to show for my pain. She infused her professionalism and intelligence with kindness and a commitment to serve and speak up for vulnerable victims. I felt I had a powerful ally in my corner. When my harasser faced Nancy in court, it was the first time I think he felt shame at his crimes. The harassment stopped and slowly, I began living without fear.
Because of Nancy’s work, I was granted a ten year restraining order. A small piece of paper whose weight I felt acutely as I carried it with me EVERYWHERE, my symbolic and literal protection. When I got married a few years later to a kind and wonderful man, I knew that Nancy had changed the course of my life by fighting for me, validating my experience and lifting up my voice. I am so lucky to have had her help in this most difficult period of my life.