National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 6-12, 2014. NCVAN and IAC host the following events during this special week: On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 the Victim Services Interagency Council of North Carolina (IAC) will hold its annual Crime Victims' Rights Week events at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, NC. We will offer a training on Child Trafficking beginning at 4:00 pm. Please see the invitation for the training here. The Crime Victims' Rights Week ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm with a pre-event reception at 6:00 pm. For the 2014 Invite and Photo Submission Form, please click here. Additional information about IAC can be found here.
On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 NCVAN will hold its annual Crime Victim Memorial Garden Ceremony at 11:00 am at the NCVAN Crime Victim Memorial Garden. The keynote speaker will be a homicide survivor. Invite will be posted soon.
For paper registration, download the form here. For the 2014 5K Stride for Survivors Brochure, click here. For more information about the NCVAN 5K Walk/Run, please click here.
Due to the overwhelming interest in our March 3-7, 2014 Academy, we will now be holding a second academy June 9-13th at Campbell Law School. For more information, click here.
NCVAN Support Groups
NCVAN is considering whether to form local support groups for crime victims across the state because we have learned that the victims of violent crimes often have a unique understanding and sympathy for others who have endured the same ordeals. We envision small groups led and run by the victims themselves. This peer-to-peer counseling would provide a safe place where crime victims can gather, share their stories, gain helpful information and derive emotional support. We would like to hear your reaction to the idea of NCVAN starting a support group in your area. Do you think that crime victims in your area would benefit from the formation of a new crime victim support group that receives technical support from NCVAN? Do you have any suggestions as to individuals or local groups that might be interested in working with us on this effort? Please email your ideas here.
NCVAN's Crime Victim Memorial Garden gives us an opportunity to remember those who have been affected by crime while also raising positive thoughts about hope for our future generations. It is the site of our 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run Stride for Survivors on Saturday, April 19, 2014, as well as our Crime Victims' Rights Week ceremony on April 9, 2014. More...
Online Forum for Victims & Advocates
Are you a member of the North Carolina Victim Assistance Network? If so, join our Facebook group, a forum for victim service providers, advocates, victims and survivors to network, share ideas, enhance your skills, and move the field forward. Go to Site...