Tuesday, April 12, 2011

OVC News and Program Updates, First Edition

OVC Announces Inaugural Edition of OVC News & Program Updates

OVC is pleased to announce the availability of the first edition of OVC News & Program Updates. This newsletter is anticipated to be a valuable tool for sharing information about OVC’s strategic planning, initiatives, events, and other items of special interest. This edition of OVC News & Program Updates highlights—

  • Victims’ voices.
  • Outreach to underserved victims.
  • National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
  • Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services.
  • The Tribal Victim Assistance in Alaska Fellowship.
  • 12th National Indian Nations Conference.
  • and much more!

You are invited to join OVC in building an ongoing, lively conversation among OVC, its grantees, service professionals, and others who share our mission of promoting justice and healing for victims. Share OVC News & Program Updates with your colleagues and send suggestions for future issues to Keely McCarthy, an OVC Fell

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Immigrants and Refugees are among the least likely to report crimes to the police... If victims and witnesses of crime are afraid to report, how else can we reach them?

The New Neighbors Project is offering a free workshop in your community!
“Victim Services: 101”
April through September, 2011
Sponsored by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
Adjusting to a new way of life in Vermont should not mean having to stay silent about crime. Please join us for “Victim Services: 101,” an informational workshop that will give an overview of victim services, for such crimes as:
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Child abuse/neglect
  • Robbery
  • DWI
  • Assault
  • Sex and labor slavery/trafficking
  • Wage theft

This training will include:

  • Increasing awareness of victim support services
  • When must the police become involved?
  • Victimization in immigrant and refugee communities
  • Closing gaps in victim service provision to immigrant and refugee communities
  • Immigration relief options for victims of crime
  • Responses to your pre-submitted questions and concerns relating to crime victim services

Your community’s understanding will help open channels of support for victims of crime in Vermont.

For more information and/or to sign up for “Victim Services: 101,” please contact:
Barbara Whitchurch

Project Director


Mandy Park

Community Outreach Coordinator


(802) 241-1250 x 110