Counseling for Teens

Counseling for Teens

    At the beginning of 2018 Vermont passed a new law enabling minors to seek mental health treatment without needing a parent’s consent. Consent by minors for mental health treatment A minor may give consent to receive any legally authorized outpatient treatment from a mental health professional, as defined… Read More
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National Police Week May 13 -19

National Police Week May 13 -19

In honor of Police of Week VCCVS honors local law enforcement.  In order to make Compensation applications eligible law enforcement plays an important role; for more information on eligibility see Support For Victims. Police week started in 1962 with a proclamation from President Kennedy designating May 15 as Peace… Read More
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2018 Crime Victim Service Award Winners

2018 Crime Victim Service Award Winners

2018 Crime Victim Service Award Winners   State Based Advocate: Naomi Ross, Rutland County State’s Attorney Advocate and Kathryn Brayton, Victim Services Director, Major Crimes VT State Police Community Based Advocate:  Rita Neopaney, Africans Living in Vermont and Rain Banbury, Parallel Justice Program of the Burlington Community Justice… Read More
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  What is victim blaming? Victim blaming is when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or partially at fault for the harm that befell them (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victim_blaming)   Why is addressing victim blaming important? If victim blaming is normalized through attitudes and beliefs… Read More
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2018 Crime Victim Rights Week Celebration

2018 Crime Victim Rights Week Celebration

2018 Crime Victim Rights Week Celebration Please join us in celebrating the National Crime Victims’ Rights’ Week Our annual celebration honors survivors, advocates and victim services providers with morning workshop (registration required), a keynote presentation and a Crime Victim Service Awards Ceremony.  The awards ceremony begins at 1:00 pm… Read More
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Vermont Crime Victim Service Awards 2018

Vermont Crime Victim Service Awards 2018

The Significance of the Vermont Crime Victim Service Awards As the discipline of crime victim services has grown over the years, so has the number of remarkable individuals and organizations who significantly contribute to its success. Today, the field includes countless people and programs that have, through vision, action, dedication… Read More
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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

    Approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner. [http://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/teendvmonth/] The week of Feb. 12-16 is Respect Week This year Feb 13 is Wear Orange Day.  Wear Orange Day is a national day of awareness where everyone is encouraged to wear orange in… Read More
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