Sexual violence is any type of unwanted sexual contact, ranging from sexist attitudes and actions to rape and murder. Sexual violence can include words and actions of a sexual nature against a person’s will. An offender might also use force, threats, manipulation, or coercion to commit sexual violence. Sexual violence is preventable through collaborations of community members a ...
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Crime Victim’s Right Week Rally
Heart4Victims' volunteers would like to thank the many families and supporters for visiting our booth at this year’s March on the Capitol. A very special thanks to Crime Victims United for again hosting the rally of Crime Victim’s Right Week. I would also like to thank the many nonprofits that support victim families and their rights, and state and county government agencies for their warm welcome to Heart4Victims.org. Here are pictures of yesterday event.
Jo Ann Goodwin, Director
April is -SEXUAL ASSAULT- awareness month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence is one of the most underreported crimes, yet when victims come forward they too often endure attacks on their credibility and character. It is time to change a culture that protects perpetrators over victims. #SAAM
National Crime Victim's Right Week
NCVRW will be commemorated April 8–14, 2018. This year’s theme—Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims.—emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. The theme addresses how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support and how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims.
Join OVC and communities across the United States this April to raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, highlight local programs, celebrate progress achieved, and honor victims and the professionals who serve them.