October 11, 2018 | Commons News
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 in the criminal justice system.
One of these forums will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Brattleboro Union High School.
Whatever your experience, positive or negative, the Center wants to hear about it. Local stakeholders and service providers will be on hand to listen and provide support.
If you can’t attend the forums, or are shy about sharing your story in public, you can participate by sending stories and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services, established in 1992, administers the Vermont Victims Compensation Program, the Vermont Restitution Unit, the Vermont Victim Assistance Program, and the Vermont Victim Assistance Academy, as well as several state and federal grant programs that benefit Vermont’s crime victims.
CCVS joins with victims, survivors, and those who interact with victims and offenders to provide, sustain, and support a collaborative system of direct services across Vermont that is comprehensive, victim-centered, trauma-informed, and accessible to diverse populations. Visit www.ccvs.vermont.gov for more details.