Burlington’s Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime Publishes Implementation Guide to Replicate Program Nationwide

Burlington’s Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime Publishes Implementation Guide to Replicate Program Nationwide

Burlington’s Parallel Justice Program, the Burlington Community Justice Center, and the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services are proud to announce the release of the Parallel Justice Implementation Guide, “Building Parallel Justice: A Guide from Burlington, Vermont.” The Guide, the first of its kind in the nation, provides a model for replicating and implementing a Parallel Justice-style program for victims of crime in other communities across the nation. Read More
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ANNUAL CRIME VICTIM RIGHT’S WEEK SERVICES AWARDS CEREMONY

ANNUAL CRIME VICTIM RIGHT’S WEEK SERVICES AWARDS CEREMONY

(Montpelier, VT) On April 8, 2019 the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services will host its Annual Crime Victim’s Rights Week Service Awards Ceremony. The theme this year is “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.” Join us celebrating the countless people and programs that have, through vision, action, dedication and leadership, improved the lives of victims in the aftermath of crime. Read More
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Crime Victim Advocates Honored

Crime Victim Advocates Honored

Held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, the annual awards ceremony, founded by the Center for Crime Victim Services in 1991, celebrates both professional and volunteer advocates for crime victims. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that help victims, promote awareness of crime’s impacts and build crime and violence prevention, community outreach and education. Read More
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2019 Crime Victim Service Awards Hosted by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services

2019 Crime Victim Service Awards Hosted by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services

The Center for Crime Victim Services is hosting the Crime Victim Service Awards April 8, 2019. These awards recognize victim activists who have inspired us through their acts of courage and compassion, programs or individuals whose work has been particularly innovative and pioneering, and those who exemplify the long-term commitment that characterizes many of Vermont’s victim service providers, some of whom are themselves victims of crime. This award ceremony is centered around the theme "Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future." and is part of Crime Victim Rights Week from April 7 - 13, 2019. Read More
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New Program Will Help Victims of Anonymous Crimes

New Program Will Help Victims of Anonymous Crimes

“We’re not trying to duplicate the services of what the victim advocates are doing at the state’s attorney’s office. We’re trying to take some of the work off them by offering other options,” Ryan said. The victims’ advocates at the prosecutors office mostly work with victims of domestic and sexual violence. The police department is likely to refer victims of vandalism or burglary, Ryan said, but she said she hopes Voice and Choice can also help victims of hate crimes and bullying at local schools and colleges. Read More
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