2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – All events FREE and open to the public.
The Journey to Justice: Restorative Justice after Homicide. A home robbery left two murdered, after 18 years it became necessary to meet the person responsible. Hear first-hand the survivor experience, the gaps, strengths and support in finding “justice”. This presentation includes a brief overview of Restorative Justice options for victims and the survivor presentation. River Falls Area Hospital 1629 East Division Street, River Falls.
Monday April 22 River Falls Area Hospital 7-8 pm
Supporting Victims Lunch & Learn. Panelists who provide direct services will guide this discussion. Topics include supporting sexual assault and child victims and ethical issues in victim services. Discussion will focus on providing effective victim advocacy. This lunch and learn will provide guidance and resources for working with and supporting crime victims. Beverages provided, please bring your brown bag lunch. River Falls Public Library 140 Union Street, River Falls.
Tuesday April 23 River Falls Library Noon-1 pm
Resource & Referral Open House. Stop by the Restorative Justice Center to gather victim resources, light refreshments served. Area victim support providers will have information, resource brochures, print material, support group schedules and related material for crime victims. To have your resources featured please deliver them by April 18 to SCVRJP. Restorative Justice Center 215 N 2nd Street, Suite 108, River Falls.
Wednesday April 24 Restorative Justice Center 10 am- 6 pm
Take Back the Night 2013. Speak Out Against Sexual Violence. Rally-March-Candle Light Vigil, sponsored by SART. To empower and support survivors, raise awareness that this violence will NOT be tolerated in our community. Clothes-line project, personalized posters, music and food. Everyone Welcome. St. Bridget’s Catholic Church 211 East Division Street, River Falls.
Thursday April 25 St. Bridget’s Catholic Church 6-9 pm
Victim Empathy Restorative Justice Circle. Kindly pre-register, so we can plan our space. Talking Circles provide equal opportunity for sharing and listening. Circle topic will be victim empathy and supporting victim needs. Victim service providers, youth and survivors welcome to attend. Call to pre-register 715-425-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Restorative Justice Center 215 N 2nd Street, Suite 108, River Falls.
Friday April 26 Restorative Justice Center 3-5 pm