Francine Donnorummo obtained her Juris Doctor at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law and worked as a staff attorney with Northern Pennsylvania Legal Services. She began working in Florida in 1997 with the Domestic Violence Unit within Court Administration, and had the good fortune to begin working with the Office of the State Attorney (SAO), 20th Judicial Circuit in 1998. During her tenure at the SAO she has tried more than 100 jury trials including several domestic violence murders, sexual batteries, child abuse, and child homicides. She is the Chief of the Special Victims Unit for the 20th Judicial Circuit. This supervisory role keeps her involved in cases throughout the five counties as well as provides the opportunity for her to educate and continue involvement in the community of which she serves including participation on several task forces associated with the women’s shelter, child abduction, child death review, and human trafficking.
Francine is co-chair of the Human Trafficking Task Force, a multi-disciplinary effort to best meet the needs of the victims and the public subject to human trafficking trauma. Her role as a prosecutor entails continued involvement from the beginning of an investigation up to conviction of these cases. She is authorized to work as part of the US Attorney’s Office for crimes involving the exploitation of children. She works with both federal and state law enforcement agencies and attempt to coordinate their efforts and proceed accordingly.
“I look forward to working with Christy’s Cause and am grateful to have the opportunity,” said Donnorummo. “We all need to work together to minimize the daunting task of eradicating child exploitation.”