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Tulare County Deputy DA honored as 2023 Woman of the Year

For her resolute prosecution against the offenders of crimes against children, Kelly Habroun was recognized by Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Central Valley) at the State Capitol Monday. Determined to keep our community safe, Kelly works tirelessly to put away sexual assault offenders and those who harm children.

"Kelly is a gifted prosecutor with a passion to bring justice for children," said Assemblyman Vince Fong. "Kelly's work is undoubtedly difficult but necessary, and thanks to Kelly, our community is safer."

Kelly has previously been assigned to the Visalia and Porterville misdemeanor divisions, the Visalia general felony division, and currently serves in the Crimes Against Children Division.

"This recognition from Assemblyman Fong is such an incredible honor," Kelly said. "It is a privilege to serve the community as a Deputy District Attorney specializing in the prosecution of sex crimes against child victims under 14 years of age. To be an advocate for justice for the most vulnerable victims, and be their voice when they feel like they don't have one is an honor."

Following her assignment to the Crimes Against Children Division, Kelly was given the opportunity to pursue her passion of prosecuting sexual assault cases. She currently handles all sexual abuse cases with child victims under the age of fourteen occurring in North Tulare County. Her first felony sexual assault trial involved three separate victims and resulted in a sentence of 480 years to life in prison. Kelly joined the Tulare County District Attorney's Office in December 2017.

Kelly was recently selected as Prosecutor of the Year at the Tulare County District Attorney's office for her hard work in serving victims of crime and her commitment to justice in our community.

Assemblyman Vince Fong represents the 32nd Assembly District, which encompasses Kern and Tulare Counties.