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John Keister + The MV Skansonia + Great Auction Items

By admin | October 10, 2013

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 that Northwest comedic icon John Keister will appear, shall we say, “totally live” as our emcee and auctioneer at our second annual benefit auction.  John, the Emmy-winning…

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Crime Victim Survey Opportunity

By admin | October 9, 2013

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 how victims’ thoughts, opinions and beliefs change over the next year especially the different ways people interpret and deal with their experience. The study is…

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National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

By admin | September 30, 2013

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 of their 19-year-old daughter, Lisa, while she was studying in Germany. The annual day of observance is on the date Lisa was murdered. The annual National…

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Victim information and Notification Everyday

By admin | September 10, 2013

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 if when, the offender is scheduled to be released.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  The good news is there is a tool available to…

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True or False-How Much Do You Really Know About Identity Theft?

By admin | August 15, 2013

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 of 18-29, with 30-39 coming in a close second with 25%.  The elderly are more likely to be victims of financial exploitation than have their…

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Beyond the Bullet – Book Review

By admin | July 31, 2013

In our ongoing search to find books that may be helpful to victims and survivors in their journey, we have come across many. Some have been on our shelves for years, the tried and true, and others are new and cutting edge. Today, I want to share with you a tried and true book. It is a book that I have reread many times. Not…

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National Night Out

By admin | July 23, 2013

National Night Out is a community event where neighbors and organizations to come together to make all our neighborhoods a little safer.  It began 30 years ago in an effort to bring together community partners, residents, and law enforcement, and has been going strong ever since.  National Night Out is held on the first Tuesday in August, this year it’s on August 6th.  Victim Support…

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9th Annual Golf Tournament Winners

By admin | July 15, 2013

Congratulations to the winners of our Victim Support Services 9th Annual Golf Tournament.  Thank you to everyone who participated for helping make this such a successful event.  With your help we were able to raise $22,352 to support our services.  We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

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Graffiti

By admin | July 2, 2013

Did you know that graffiti is not only a nuisance but also a crime? In Washington State it is considered Malicious Mischief in the 3rd degree when done without the property owners consent. Graffiti has been used for centuries as an expression of art. The problem arises when it is vandalism.   Gangs use their own unique form to “tag” or mark their territory or to…

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