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National Victims of Crime Awareness Week - April 19 -25

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week - April 19 -25 Shaping the Future TogetherApril 20, 2015 - April 19, to 25, 2015 marks National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week) in Canada. The goal of Victims Week is to raise awareness about issues facing victims of crime and the services, programs and laws in place to help victims and their families.
The theme for Victims Week 2015 is "Shaping the Future Together." This theme recognizes that:

  • Many victims are looking to move beyond their victimization and shape their own future. While all victims of crime define their experience differently, their victimization does not need to define them.
  • Throughout Canada, countless dedicated professionals and volunteers devote their time to shape a better future for victims of crime. Victim service providers and criminal justice professionals give information and meaningful support to victims and their families at the community, provincial, territorial and federal levels to help victims as they navigate the criminal justice system.
  • National Victims of Crime Awareness Week also recognizes victim service providers who strive to shape a future that includes effective and efficient services to victims of crime.
  • Over the past ten years, National Victims of Crime Awareness Week has helped to shape the future for victims by raising awareness about the issues facing victims of crime and the services, programs and laws in place to help victims and their families. Through funding and collaboration with organizations that provide victim services, we are shaping the future together.
  • Over the past three decades, Canada has made significant advances towards shaping a future where victims are treated with courtesy, compassion, and respect while navigating the criminal justice system. By working together collaboratively, all levels of governments are giving victims of crime an effective voice in the criminal justice system.

Last year, the Winnipeg Police Service Victim Service’s Section made more than 5,000 contacts with victims of crime. This office is strengthened by an amazing team of volunteers who make this work possible. Volunteers contributed more than 6,000 hours to the program in 2014.  

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