Vermont Crime Victims, Community Invited to Speak Out

Vermont Crime Victims, Community Invited to Speak Out

Sept 28, 2018 | NBC5 On the heels of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's hours long testimony on Capitol Hill, the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is set to hold a series of events. The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is holding 4 Victim Listening Forums this fall. Victims, supporters and public are encouraged to attend! Read More
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Vermont Victim Assistance Academy

Vermont Victim Assistance Academy

  VVAA Training Calendar 2018-2019 VVAA 18-19 Session One: Thursday and Friday, November 29 & 30, 2018   VVAA 18-19 Session Two: Thursday and Friday, January 17 & 18, 2019   VVAA 18-19 Session Three: Thursday and Friday, March 21 & 22, 2019   VVAA 18-19 Session Four: Monday… Read More
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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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