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 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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