Palm Beach County To Observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Next Week


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Source: Palm Beach County) — April 3, 2018 — National Crime Victims’ Rights Week starts April 8th and runs through April 14th. This year’s theme is “Expand the Circle, Reach all Victims.” Beginning Sunday, April 8, the Palm Beach Victims’ Rights Coalition is hosting a week of training workshops, ceremonies, and special events to promote awareness of the rights of victims and to encourage public interest in justice for victims. The following activities are open to the public:
Sunday, April 8: CILO’s, “Thrive! From Struggle to Survival” Live music and poetry by crime victims/survivors with disabilities; 4-6 PM at Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Avenue, Lake Park * contact Brandy Macaluso @ 561-966-4288, ext. 118 
Monday, April 9: Palm Beach Victims’ Rights Coalition’s Opening Ceremony with Officer of the Year Award, FBI Agent of the Year Award and victim testament;  8:30–11 AM at West Palm Beach Police Department, 600 Banyan Blvd, West Palm Beach  * contact Amy Shaffer @ 561-274-1500
Tuesday, April 10: Delray Beach Police Department’s “Rape Aggression Defense Overview”  interactive self-defense seminar for women only; 9 AM–12:15 PM at Delray Beach Police Dept. Training Center, 2350 Seacrest Blvd, Delray Beach * contact Dawn Terrizzi @ 561-243-7850
Wednesday, April 11: PBC Victim Services’ “Will You #ROCKTHEDOT?” An overview of how to be an active bystander and help reduce power-based violence; 10 AM–noon; at Palm Beach County Library – Belle Glade Branch, 725 NW 4thStreet, Belle Glade *contact Clarice Redding @ 561-625-2560
Wednesday, April 11: Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches’ “Sexual Abuse:  A Parent’s Perspective”featuring Ron Book; 10 AM–noon at Palm Beach Post building, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach * contact Tanya Meade @ 561-966-4288 ext .106
Thursday, April 12: PBC Victim Services “Ceremony in the Garden” with victims’ messages of hope, therapy dogs, and guided relaxation, 9-11:30 AM at Mounts Botanical Garden; 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach * contact Ellen Craddock-Day @ 561-274-1500
Friday, April 13: PBC Victims’ Rights Coalition’s 38th Annual Awards Luncheon keynote speaker Amber Ahern, PhD, LMHC, founder and executive director of the South Florida Link Coalition, an organization created to increase education and awareness about the link between animal cruelty and human violence. 11 AM–1:30 PM at the Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach * contact Amy Shaffer @ 561-274-1500

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