NCVAN launched National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2013 on Saturday, April 20, 2013, with the 3rd Annual 5K Stride for Survivors Walk/Run Supporting Crime Victims & Survivors. Read the media coverage here.
NCVAN held its Crime Victim Memorial Garden Ceremony on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Crime Victim Memorial Garden. The survivor speaker was Christy Martin, a domestic violence survivor and well known female boxer.
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 was the site of the start/finish of our 3rd Annual NCVAN 5K Walk/Run on April 20, 2013 as well as our Crime Victims' Rights Week ceremony on April 24, 2013. 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...