New victim advocate could get $30,000 more than predecessor

    Connecticut is looking for a new victim advocate and state officials are willing to pay the right candidate as much as $30,000 more than the person he replaces.

    The current victim advocate, Michelle Cruz, lost favor with Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration by criticizing a new early release program for prisoners.

    According to CTSunlight, Cruz earned between $103,000 and $110,000 each year since 2007. The advertisement to replace Cruz suggests a salary range between $95,463 and $145,684.