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Valerie Asbell

North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys

Valerie M. Asbell is the Elected District Attorney for Prosecutorial District 7 which is comprised of Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, and Northampton Counties. She has been the Elected District Attorney for the past 21 years. She was the first female District Attorney in Eastern North Carolina and is now serving her 6th term as the Elected District Attorney. Mrs. Asbell was an Assistant District Attorney for seven years before becoming the Elected District Attorney and is a strong advocate for victims of crime throughout her District and the State of North Carolina.
Along with her duties as District Attorney, she is very active in her community locally and statewide and has taken a proactive approach to preventing crime in her district and to prevent young people from coming into the court system. Mrs. Asbell is currently a member of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys Executive Committee and a member of the North Carolina Judicial Council. She is a board member for Roanoke Chowan Safe Domestic Violence Organization and a board member for Hannah’s Place. She is also a Past President of the 6B Judicial Bar along with sitting on numerous other boards and committees in her community. In November of 2019, Mrs. Asbell received the Community Legacy Award from the Hertford County Democratic Party. In 2013, Mrs. Asbell also received the Women of Justice Award in the State of North Carolina in the Public Official Category along with former Chief Justice Cheri Beasley of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Mrs. Asbell received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Emory University in 1989. She received her Juris Doctorate in 1992 from Tulane University School of Law.
Mrs. Asbell is happily married to Jimmy Asbell and they have two sons, Cole and Ethan.

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Trauma Stewardship: A Book Club Review

Lorrin Freeman |  Valerie Asbell
53 Minutes
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