April 21, 2016

Crime Victims Civil Justice Seminar

On May 10, we’ll be taking part in a seminar called “Civil Justice for Victims of Crime” at the Chester County Courthouse. This seminar is run by the National Center for Victims of Crime, and our own Tom Bellwoar is a presenter. This seminar is designed for not only victims of crime, but also for the professionals who frequently help victims of crime through the difficult stages immediately after. You can find more information about what will be covered in this seminar below:

If you can’t answer these questions, how can a victim?

  • What do victims gain through civil actions?
  • What civil options are available to victims?
  • How can civil actions help victims of homicide, stalking, rape, child sex abuse, domestic violence, drunk driving, fraud, elder abuse and identity theft?
  • Where can victims find a lawyer?
  • What is the appropriate role of a victim service provider?

Who should attend?

  • Victim advocates working in government agencies and community based organizations;
  • Mental health service providers;
  • Law enforcement officers;
  • Social Workers;
  • Sexual Assault and Forensic Nurse Examiners;
  • Prosecutors
  • Policy Makers
  • Probation and Parole Officers; and
  • Victims of Crime.

If you’re interested in attending, here is the event information:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
9am – 4:30pm
Chester County Courthouse
201 W. Market St, West Chester, PA 19380

The training seminars are free, but space is limited. Register now on-line! Go to www.victimsofcrime.org/training. The information on these seminars will be tailored to Pennsylvania law. For more information, call The National Center for Victims of Crime at 202-467-8700 or see the flyer below.

Crime Victims Civil Justice PA 2016 Flyer