Niagara Falls City Judge Diane L. Vitello received an award Wednesday from the Diocese of Buffalo for her work with Catholic Charities' domestic violence programs.
"Judge Vitello has continuously demonstrated her interest and commitment to taking a stand against domestic violence. She is a strong partner of Catholic Charities’ Domestic Violence Offenders Program, and works with us and the community at large to put an end to domestic violence," said Kathleen Hall, Niagara County district director for Catholic Charities.
The Hero of Hope Partner Award was presented to the judge during a Catholic Charities dinner and volunteer training workshop in Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center in Niagara Falls. Bishop Richard J. Malone was the featured speaker.