Crime victims to be heard on Tuesday

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services this fall is hosting a series of listening forums around Vermont — including in Middlebury — to give victims and survivors of crime, including business owners and family members, a chance to speak out about their experiences in the criminal justice system. Whatever your experience, positive or negative, the organization wants to hear from you.
Local stakeholders and service providers will be on hand to listen and provide support. Center for Crime Victim Services staff offer help in any way they can. All events are free and open to the public.
The Center for Crime Victim Services listening forum in Middlebury will take place at Ilsley Public Library on Tuesday Oct. 30, 6–7:30 p.m.
Can’t make the forums? Shy about sharing your story in public? Vermonters can also participate by sending stories and comments to victimfeedback@ccvs.vermont.gov.
The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services (CCVS), established in 1992, administers the Vermont Victims Compensation Program, the Vermont Restitution Unit, the Vermont Victim Assistance Program, and the Vermont Victim Assistance Academy, as well as several state and federal grant programs that benefit Vermont’s crime victims. CCVS joins with victims, survivors, and those who interact with victims and offenders to provide, sustain, and support a collaborative system of direct services across Vermont that is comprehensive, victim-centered, trauma-informed, and accessible to diverse populations.

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