According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Indiana violent crime statistics fall just above average when compared to other states in the country. In 2018, for example, there were 382.3 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in the state. Although nearly half of those crimes occurred in Indianapolis, the state’s largest city, statistically in Vanderburgh County alone, about two people each and every day become a victim of violent crime. Many of these individuals not only suffer physically and perhaps financially, but often emotionally. Through no fault of their own, they are frequently brought into a judicial system that may be foreign, unfamiliar, and confusing. They often struggle in their quest for justice and a return to normalcy.
Does your organization support victims of crime in the Vanderburgh County area? Do you offer a pathway to legal advice, education, counseling, or other services that can benefit Southern Indiana crime victims? If so, you are invited to apply to become a part of the region’s largest online network of victim advocacy groups. Vanderburgh County Crime Victim Resources (VCCVR) is a one-stop hub created to make all of the valuable resources for crime victims accessible in one easy-to-use online portal.
Here, crime victims can find information, education, and tools to help them navigate the justice system. We serve as a conduit between victims and helpful resources that can not only assist them at the outset, but throughout and following the judicial process.
VCCVR is here to make sure valuable and hardworking victim’s rights and advocacy organizations and resources in our community are connected to those they are intended to serve. Even when advocacy groups are overlooked by law enforcement officials, they are still accessible through VCCVR.
We invite and encourage local support agencies to become a part of our growing listing directory. If approved, agencies are currently being added at no cost.
In the judicial system of today, victims are often left in limbo when it comes to their rights. Many may not know who to contact next. VCCVR.org is the listing system that brings the crime victim together with organizations who can support them through their challenging time. Become a part of VCCVR.org today. Fill out our online application or contact us with your questions today.
Engage. Inform. Educate. VCCVR.org.