FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EVANSVILLE, INDIANA – September 12, 2018 – Community leaders in Vanderburgh County, IN, have collaborated to create an online resource for crime victims. The Vanderburgh County Crime Victim Resources (VCCVR) website is a collective source of agencies and organizations within and around Vanderburgh County, IN, that are willing to participate in assisting crime victims personally and within the criminal justice system. A community press conference was held at the Civic Center on September 12, 2018, to unveil and demo the website. The resource is free for victims of crime as well as the agencies and organizations listed on the site.
“The website is a central hub of information and services that victims can access at any time. It’s designed to guide a victim to the resources they need, and it allows local support groups to connect with those that need the services they offer,” said Sheriff Dave Wedding.
The Vanderburgh County Crime Victim Resources is a community collaboration initiative created by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor, and EXTEND GROUP, an Evansville-based marketing and consulting group.
“Technology connects people to information,” said CEO of EXTEND GROUP, Shawn Collins. “EXTEND GROUP is happy to be a part of this community collaboration which connects victims in need to the resources they need now.”
Before the Vanderburgh County Crime Victim Resources website, a collective resource for crime victims in Vanderburgh County, IN, did not exist. The website provides assistance for victims who are navigating through the criminal justice system and for those who need support or emergency assistance.
“The website will promote communication between agencies and organizations within Vanderburgh County,” said Sheriff Dave Wedding. “Crime victims will get the information and support they need in order to obtain the best possible outcome for their situation.”
To visit the online resource, go to VCCVR.org. Organizations that want to have their services listed on the website can add their organization by clicking this link. Donate or sponsor the resource today by visiting the website, emailing [email protected], or contacting one of the four collaborating agencies listed above.
Sheriff Dave Wedding
Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office
ABOUT VANDERBURGH COUNTY CRIME VICTIM RESOURCES:
The Vanderburgh County Crime Victim Resources (VCCVR) is a gateway for connecting victims in and around Vanderburgh County, IN, with the appropriate services that local agencies, charities, and non-governmental entities offer. The online resource gives crime victims the opportunity to connect and be informed about their rights as well as what resources are available to them. Contact VCCVR today by visiting VCCVR.org or by emailing [email protected].