National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 19-25, 2015. The Victim Services Interagency Council of NC will hold its annual event at Colonial Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The keynote speaker is victim advocate and homicide survivor Garrietta Proutey. For invite and memorial submission form for our April 21, 2015 event, please click here. More can be found about IAC and these events here.
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, NCVAN will host our Memorial Garden Ceremony at 11:00 am in downtown Raleigh at the Crime Victim Memorial Garden. Our speaker is homicide survivor Teresa Avent, whose brother was murdered in Edgecombe County. Download invite here.
NCVAN Homicide Support Groups
NCVAN has organized a Homicide Survivor Support Group in Wake County. Through collaboration with the Wake County District Attorney's Office, local law enforcement and Campbell Law School, we will offer meetings on a monthly basis on the first Tuesday of each month. This peer-to-peer counseling will provide a safe place where crime victims can gather, ask questions, share their stories, gain helpful information and derive emotional support. If you are interested in attending, please email Elizabeth Watson here.
NCVAN's Crime Victim Memorial Garden, "Victims' Voices, Silent No More," 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 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...