Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jean Auldridge, Longtime Director of C.U.R.E.-Virginia, Dies at 83

I emailed with Jean from 2009 until sometime in 2012 due to her health issues. I first met Jean at the 2011 Annual Virginia CURE conference in Stafford, VA as she was unable to attend the 2010 conference in Norfolk, VA where I was a speaker. 

She was a great advocate and a very special person, she will be greatly missed. 

For more about Virginia CURE and their upcoming 2014 Conference visit their site.

Mary Devoy

Jean Auldridge, longtime director of C.U.R.E.-Virginia, dies at 83, October 19, 2014
By Ellen Robertson

For 25 years, Jean Auldridge gave encouragement and hope to some of Virginia’s most forgotten citizens: prison inmates and their families. 

From 1989 until recently, she served first as director and later as president of Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants-Virginia, better known as C.U.R.E., a nonprofit advocacy group with branches around the state. 

In failing health for five years, she died Oct. 10 at her Northern Virginia home in Vienna at age 83. 

Mrs. Auldridge learned about C.U.R.E. while working as an executive secretary on Capitol Hill to Sen. Robert T. Stafford, R-Vt., and met Charles and Pauline Sullivan, who came to see him.