Posts tagged with: crime victims

Physical Responses of Trauma; Is This Normal or Am I Crazy?

If you are a victim or survivor of crime, you are probably familiar with terms such as trauma, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and so on.  Many individuals also have the belief if you experience trauma and suffer from any...
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Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”.  When I start noticing signs of Christmas, that phrase is ever present in my thoughts.  I suspect this is so because I grew up with a mother that would pull out old...
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VSS Counseling Services Available

Victim Support Services is excited to announce, through a grant from Snohomish County United Way, that we are able to provide five free counseling services to victims of crime. If you are a victim or family member of homicide, assault,...
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King County Food Drive – Thank You!

The Federal Detention Center, in Sea-Tac, graciously combined efforts with their staff and inmates to donate a whopping sixteen boxes of food for victims of crime in King County! Food items are being sorted and distributed to families in need...
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System-Based and Community Based Advocacy – The Need for Both

Many agencies around the country employ victim advocates within their own departments.  Such agencies include police departments, prosecutor offices and Department of Corrections.  Many victims are not aware that there are victim advocates within the community as well.  Many times...
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John Keister + The MV Skansonia + Great Auction Items

Last year we held our first ever “An Evening to Remember” auction event, and a fabulous time was had by all.  This year’s auction is shaping up to be even bigger and better! Victim Support Services is thrilled to announce...
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Crime Victim Survey Opportunity

Claremont Graduate University are looking for people who have recently experienced a violent crime (approximately within the last 4 months) to participate. They are interested in victims’ thoughts, opinions and beliefs about their experience. From this, they are hoping to learn...
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National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

Last Wednesday, September 25th was National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  Robert and Charlotte Hullinger, of Cincinnati, formed Parents of Murdered Children following the 1978 murder...
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Victim information and Notification Everyday

Victims of crime may find some comfort in knowing that the offender is behind bars.   What happens when the offender is released, escapes, or is transferred?  Many people mistakenly believe that a law enforcement officer or prosecutor will notify them...
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True or False-How Much Do You Really Know About Identity Theft?

1.      The elderly are more likely to fall victim to identity theft. False.  People between the ages of 18-29 are more likely to experience identity theft.  9% of identity theft victims are over the age 60 while 29% are between the ages...
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