Awards and Media

2012 Victim’s Crime Awareness Week 
The Coral Gables Police Department Honored Vilma Castro for the “Courage Award” for the community services done in memory of her beloved daughter, Jaclyn Elisse Torrealba.

Me, Coral Gables Mayor, Katherine Fernandez Rundle (State Attorney), and the Aguilar Family (Christian Aguilar Search and Rescue Foundation)

Assistant State Attorneys- Rachel Walters and Deisy Hernandez (Jaclyns attorneys who defended her case) were awarded for the work, commitment, and dedication for Jaclyn Elisse Torrealba’s case. They were able to send Jaclyn’s murderer to jail for Life without Parole – 1st degree murder.

Kattia Castellanos (left) of the Coral Gables Police Dept and Tania Sanchez (right) of the State Attorneys Office. I am in the middle receiving the recognition. — at Coral Gables Country Club.

Telemundo Channel 51, awarded for the segment they did on Jaclyn’s case and violence towards women. (left – David Rodriguez, News Reporter) (right – Daniel Silva, News Producer of Channel 51



Proclamation of Street Naming 

Jaclyn Elisse Torrealba was recognized on June 14th, 2010 and honored by naming designating SW 30th Street from 132nd Avenue to SW 134th Avenue in Miami as JACLYN ELISSE TORREALBA STREET

Judge Cindy S. Lederman 
Teddy Bear Drive Letter

Proclamation from President Obama