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Alejandra Rueda, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney and Victim Witness Program Director
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Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney and Victim Witness Program Director Alejandra “Alex” Rueda joined the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in 2005.  Ms. Rueda supervises the Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence Unit in the office and serves as a full-time member of the local Loudoun County Multi-disciplinary Team, the Child Advocacy Center Advisory Board, and the Juvenile Detention Center Advisory Initiative.  In May 2017, Ms. Rueda received an award from the Loudoun County Child Advocacy Center for her work on the Multi-disciplinary Team.  

As a bilingual attorney with native fluency in Spanish, Ms. Rueda often volunteers to assist in cases with Spanish speaking victims.  

Ms. Rueda is a graduate of Trinity University and Washington and Lee University School of Law.  Prior to beginning her tenure with the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Ms. Rueda served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County and as an Assistant Public Defender for the City of Alexandria. 


Lisa Cockerille, Victim Witness Case Manager
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Victim Witness Case Manager Lisa Cockerille began her career with Loudoun County in 1988.  In 1993, Ms. Cockerille was promoted to serve as one of three staff members assigned to the newly formed Loudoun County Victim Witness Program. Ms. Cockerille handles all types of cases, but her focus is assisting children who are victims of child abuse and sexual assault, and adult victims of rape, sexual assault, and human trafficking.  Ms. Cockerille is a member of the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center Multi-Disciplinary Team, and is dedicated to supporting the continued development and implementation of a child-centered approach when investigating cases of child abuse and neglect.  In addition to numerous Virginia Victim Assistance Network and victim advocacy trainings, Ms. Cockerille has completed trainings offered by the Tahirih Justice Center on protecting immigrant women and girls and T-Visa application training for victims of human trafficking.      

Elizabeth Cote, Victim Witness Case Manager
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Victim Witness Case Manager Elizabeth Cote began her career as a full time law enforcement officer in 1999.  In 2014, Ms. Cote joined the Loudoun County Victim Witness Program.  Ms. Cote holds a bachelor’s degree from Post University, a master’s degree in paralegal studies from The George Washington University, and is currently completing coursework for a bachelor’s of science in nursing.  As a bilingual case advocate, fluent in English and Spanish, Ms. Cote often volunteers to assist in cases with Spanish speaking victims.  Ms. Cote attends the Virginia Victim’s Assistance Network Crime Victims’ Issues Conference yearly, along with various other victim advocacy trainings offered throughout the Commonwealth.



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