April 19-25 is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week
The Goal of National Victims of Crime Awareness Week
As many of you know, this week is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week. The goal of this awareness week is to bring attention and raise awareness about issues that victims of crime face and the services and help that are available for those that have been victim of crime.
Have You Been A Victim Of Crime?
Want to share your story this week to help others that have been victim of crime? We would love to share your story. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title “Victims of Crime Week Story”
To read and watch stories of those who have been victim of crime, please head over to victimsweek.gc.ca where there are many videos and essays to help raise awareness about this issue. Please share the information on this website to help spread awareness!
Watch Sarah’s story. Sarah was sexually assaulted by her stepfather between 4 and 6. She was threatened to keep her secret.
It’s very important to talk, not to be alone on this process.
There are many events taking place across Canada this week to help raise awareness for National Victims of Crime Week. Check out the events to see the ones nearest you.
For Family Members
Are you a family member of a victim of crime. In need of support? Read Voices of family members here.
Need More Information
There are many resources available for victims of crime and family members of victims of crime. Learn more.
What Can I Do To Create Awareness?
There are many things you can do this week to create awareness of this event.
- Email SOS Safety Magazine your story to help us spread awareness about victims of crime. We will share your story on our website and social media pages.
- Host a march, flag presentation or candle light vigil in honour or a victim of crime to generate awareness
- Hold a moment of silence in honour of all victims of crime, or a specific victim of crime at work or at school
- Create a memorial area in honour of all victims or crime
Source: “Sharing Our Stories.” Government of Canada, Department of Justice, Electronic Communications. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.