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Mar 15, 2022| Events

Celebrate Crime Victim Rights Week 2022 with the Services Awards Ceremony, Keynote by Major Ingrid Jonas, and presentation by Dr. Etan L. J. Nasreddin-Longo in April!

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The Center for Crime Victim Services,
in partnership with The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Vermont
invites you to celebrate 

Crime Victim Rights Week & Service Awards 2022

Nominate a Service Provider for the Crime Victims Service Awards!

There are multiple categories, including a brand new award this year!
Click the link above to see which category best fits your nominee. Complete it now, the nomination window ends next week.


The event will take place virtually on Friday, April 29
from 9 am – 12 pm.
 CCVS and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Vermont, are looking forward to celebrating all of the dedicated crime victim service providers!   

The Agenda for the Day is as follows:

Opening Remarks: Nikolas P. Kerest, United States Attorney District of Vermont

 The event will kickoff with an introduction from Major Ingrid Jonas. 

Following the introduction, Dr. Etan L. J. Nasreddin-Longo, Co-Director, Fair and Impartial Policing and Community Affairs, Vermont State Police, and Equity Advisor, Department of Public Safety, will present The Perils of Cultural Competency.

Presentation Description – Cultural competency has become a buzz phrase in social justice.  It is often used without definition which makes it problematic.  It is an idea that has roots in Nineteenth Century comparative ethnology and other related fields such as anthropology.  Unfortunately, the roots are sometimes misunderstood.  Etan will discuss the issues surrounding cultural competency and will offer some practical suggestions about how we can work with racially diverse victims as victim advocates.
To register for this presentation, CLICK HERE.

Service Award Ceremony

As the field of 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 and leadership, improved the lives of victims in the aftermath of crime.

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.

The award winners will be honored at a special ceremony held during National Crime Victims Right’s Week; April 24 -30, 2022. The ceremony will be held virtually via Zoom. It is free, open to the public, and all are welcome!  This year, the Award’s Ceremony will be held on 4/29/22 following the morning speaker and annual raffle. 

Wait, there’s more!

Following the training, will be the annual CVRW Raffle! Each registered participant will be entered in the raffle for dozens of lovely prizes! The raffle is free of charge and will occur after the training has concluded.

Register for the days events by clicking HERE.

Nominate a provider for a Service Award HERE