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Victim Services Gears Up For Busy Week

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Today through next Saturday is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week and the three local Victim Service providers are showcasing the work they do jointly to support victims of crime and trauma.

The Prince George Native Friendship Centre, The Elizabeth Fry Society and RCMP Victim Services have several events lined up, opportunities for the public to expand their of the role Victim Services plays for Prince George residents.  The focus of the week this year is on engaging youth, education around victimization, and celebrating the interaction of community service members who provide positive role models for younger people.

The week’s events include:

a media conference at the RCMP detachment on Monday followed by a closed event for students focusing on issues faced by youth in our community;

a gathering on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Books and Company on 3rd Avenue with participants invited to talk to service providers about the victories and challenges faced by youth in Prince George;

A Vicarious Trauma workshop and presentation for service providers that examines ways to take care of yourself as you care for others, running from 9:30am to 2:30pm  Wednesday at the Native Friendship Centre;

and the 6th annual NVCAW celebration and gala from 6 to 9pm Wednesday at the Coast Inn of the North.  It will honour  the work of victim services workers, community members, volunteers and youth making a difference in Prince George.

All events are free to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to call Nicole at (250)564-4324 to register.


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