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Mar 04, 2020| Events

Crime Victims Rights’ Week Celebration 2020

Join us April 24, 2020 the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services will host its Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week Service Awards Ceremony. The theme this year isSeek Justice, Ensure Victims’ Rights, Inspire HopeJoin 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.

DATE: April 24, 2020
TIME: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Trapp Family Lodge, 700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe, VT 05672

The Center for Crime Victim Services is proud to host another year of the Crime Victim Service Awards Ceremony during Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Registration is required to attend. CLICK HERE to register

The daily schedule of events is below. 

9:00 am – Workshop for Advocates and service providers (registration required) Cultivating Cultural Humility: Best Practices to Raise the Bar for Equity and Social Justice in Organizations
Presenters: Mary M. Gannon, Ed.D. Strategies for Equity and Diversity and Donna Macomber, Legal Justice Project Coordinator, Women’s Freedom Center
Summary: This conference session will allow participants to continue assessing their personal and professional lens of understanding equity and social justice and how this lens guides their practice and approach in service delivery as well as building inclusive organizational culture. Participants will unpack the ideas of “cultural competence” and its limitations, and consider the question “who do I need to be in order to forward the agenda of equity, diversity and social justice in my spheres of influence?” Moving beyond individual awareness, we will identify the institutional roadblocks to “cultural humility” facing organizations and look at strategies that build and sustain equitable and inclusive workplace culture and practices. We welcome participants to bring their personal and professional equity and diversity dilemmas and collectively we will craft approaches for responding to these challenges. Our work will conclude with participants developing their own action plan that supports a commitment to an equitable and welcoming organizational culture.

11:00 am – Networking Event: meet with and discuss several organizations who specifically serve underserved/marginalized communities in Vermont.
This event focuses on raising awareness of the general public as well as advocates and victim/survivors about all the services that are available across a continuum of time, regardless of the status of a case inside or outside of the criminal justice process. This year’s event has the specific goal of raising awareness about the needs and services for underserved/marginalized communities across Vermont.

12:00 pm – Lunch Served (registration required)

1:00 pm – Victim Services Awards Ceremony (Open to the Public – don’t forget to submit a nomination!)

The Awards Ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont.  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.  Advocates, allies, support workers, victims and survivors, law enforcement representatives and friends will be coming together to raise awareness and pay tribute to Vermonters who offer services to victims of crime.  The press is encouraged to attend.  Click Here to submit a nomination for the awards.

The nomination Deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

Contact Samantha at Samantha.Talbot@ccvs.vermont.gov with questions or to register!


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