Vermont Crime Victim Forums

Vermont Crime Victim Forums

The Center for Crime Victim Services (CCVS) is hosting a series of forums around Vermont to provide an opportunity for all victims and survivors of crime, including business owners and family members, to share their experiences in the criminal justice system. Our goal is to ensure Vermont's system is fair, accountable, and responsive to victim needs. Local stakeholders and service providers will be on hand to listen and provide support. We are here to help in any way we can. These events are free and open to the public. Read More
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Crime victims, Community Invited To Speak Out

Crime victims, Community Invited To Speak Out

October 11, 2018 | Commons News Brattleboro, VT BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is hosting a series of listening forums around Vermont this fall to give victims and survivors of crime, including business owners and family members, a chance to speak out about their experiences… Read More
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Vermonters Gather To Improve Response To Sexual Assault

Vermonters Gather To Improve Response To Sexual Assault

October 13, 2018 | ABC22, MyChamplainValley.com "Whether you're a professional or a friend or family member, how you respond in that moment is absolutely critical for how that victim is going to survive and thrive," said Dr. Kimberly Lonsway, Research Director at End Violence Against Women International. "Take a deep breath, start by believing and then just be willing to listen and offer whatever help they need. They need options, not our opinions." Read More
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Vermont Investigators Get Sexual Assault Awareness Training

Vermont Investigators Get Sexual Assault Awareness Training

October 12, 2018 | NBC5 Police, lawyers and victims advocates got special training Friday on how to better investigate sexual assault cases. "We know how to investigate these cases," said Kim Lonsway, research director for End Violence Against Women. But the trouble with investigating sexual assault, according to Lonsway, is that victims may feel they won't be believed. Read More
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National Sexual Assault Expert To Train Vermont Law Enforcement

National Sexual Assault Expert To Train Vermont Law Enforcement

October 4, 2018 | VTDigger The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services (CCVS) is proud to welcome Dr. Kimberly Lonsway to Vermont on October 12, 2018 for a statewide training on best practices for working with sexual assault survivors. Over 75 Vermont law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim advocates, and allied professionals are expected to attend the day-long training at The Ponds at Bolton Valley in Bolton, Vermont. Read More
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Vermont Crime Victims Invited to Speak Out

Vermont Crime Victims Invited to Speak Out

October 2, 2018 | Vermont Islander Vermont Crime Victims Invited to Speak Out The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services will hold forums around the state this fall to hear from Vermont crime victims about their experiences in the criminal justice system. Organizers say local stakeholders and service providers will… Read More
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Vermont Crime Victims Invited to Speak Out

Vermont Crime Victims Invited to Speak Out

September 29, 2018 | Valley News Vermont Crime Victims Invited to Speak Out Montpelier — The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services will hold forums around the state this fall to hear from Vermont crime victims about their experiences in the criminal justice system. Read More
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Vermont Crime Victims, Community Invited to Speak Out

Vermont Crime Victims, Community Invited to Speak Out

Sept 28, 2018 | NBC5 On the heels of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's hours long testimony on Capitol Hill, the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is set to hold a series of events. The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is holding 4 Victim Listening Forums this fall. Victims, supporters and public are encouraged to attend! Read More
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