National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Written by on March 9, 2018

Press Release:

Each year in April, the Office for Victims of Crime helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which will be observed in 2018 on April 8-14. This year’s theme “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims” emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services.

Criminal Justice Day 2018: Surviving and Thriving After Trauma
Monday, April 9, 2018
8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Genesee Community College
Conable Technology Building, Room T102
1 College Road, Batavia NY

Keynote Speakers:
Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb of Cattaraugus County. Sheriff Whitcomb is a dynamic and powerful speaker who lectures on topics such as: post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, and protecting and treating those exposed to trauma.

Eva Abrams, a survivor of the Holocaust, along with her daughter, Bonnie Abrams, who is Director of the Center of Holocaust Awareness and Information in Rochester. Eva was born in Oradea, Romania, in 1926 and was 17 when the Nazis occupied her hometown and sent her family to a ghetto. Her family was then deported to Auschwitz a month later.

***This day is sponsored in part by GCASA and Our Lady of Batavia Knights of Columbus***

Presented by the Criminal Justice Day 2018 Partners:

Batavia City Police, Justice for Children Advocacy Center, Genesee Community College, Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (GCASA), Genesee County District Attorney’s Office, Genesee County Mental Health, Genesee County Office for the Aging, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Genesee County Youth Bureau, Genesee Justice, Mental Health Association of Genesee and Orleans Counties, RESTORE Sexual Assault Services, and YWCA of Genesee County.

Cost: $20.00* per person / $10.00* per student or senior (62+)
* includes lunch
For registration details: Contact Genesee Justice at 344-2550 ext. 3929
or e-mail:

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