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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Rutland police get help to fight human trafficking

Rutland police get help to fight human trafficking

November 12, 2018 | Rutland Herald Patrick McArdle Rutland, VT Responding to a problem that many rarely see, the city will soon be hiring someone to help police respond to cases of human trafficking. Matt Prouty, of the Rutland City Police Department, announced the new staff member at last… Read More
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Crime victims discuss the need to feel whole

Crime victims discuss the need to feel whole

October 31, 2018 | Commons News Olga Peters Brattleboro, VT Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services launches its listening tour in Brattleboro BRATTLEBORO—People representing multiple agencies and nonprofits focused on criminal justice and survivor advocacy rearranged the chairs in the Brattleboro Union High School’s classroom Oct. 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 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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