RCCS participates in National Crime Victim's Week kick-off and information fair
April 13, 2018
Richland County Prosecutor Gary Bishop speaks at the
Kick-off for National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Mansfield - The Victim Services Division of the Richland County Prosecutor's Office commemorated National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), on Monday with a kick-off and information fair at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library in the Community Room, 43 W. 3r St., Mansfield.
The kick-off featured local speakers and represented the national theme: Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims. During the kick-off, organizations such as the Domestic Violence Shelter, Legal Aide of Western Ohio, the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Richland County Children Services and the Mansfield City Law Director's Victim Services Division, provided information and resources to community members who may have been affected by crime.
The event raises awareness about crime victims' issues and rights. According to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics survey, victims experience more than five million violent crimes and nearly 15 million property victimizations a year.
This year's theme: “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims," highlights how the investment of communities in crime victims expands the opportunity for victims to disclose their victimization, connect with services and receive the support they need. The theme also acknowledges the many barriers facing victims of crime especially those with disabilities, LGBTQ victims, older adults, speakers with limited English proficiency, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and others from historically marginalized communities.
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