STOP Domestic Violence, a New York state certified program assisting survivors of domestic violence in the North Country, in collaboration with Clinton Community College, invites the community to the Inaugural Victim Awareness 5k on April 30, 2022 at Clinton Community College.
Each year since 1981, the Office for Victims of Crime has challenged the Nation to confront and remove barriers to achieving justice for all victims by creating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a campaign geared towards raising awareness and supporting victims of Crime in the United States. The theme for 2022’s campaign is “Rights, access, equity, for all victims,” which underscores the importance of helping survivors of all crimes find justice by enforcing victims’ rights, expanding access to services available, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all.
Each year during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, STOP Domestic Violence showers the community with outreach and information and hosts family friendly community events to bring about awareness of resources available, so that all victims of crime in the North Country are aware of the resources available to bring justice and promote healing after surviving a crime.
This year, STOP Domestic Violence is raising awareness through the Inaugural Victim Awareness 5K. This event is an opportunity for individuals to come together to raise awareness of crime victims’ rights and to share valuable resources available to survivors of crime right here in the North Country.
“By hosting events that raise awareness of local resources available, the goal is to systematically remove the barriers to achieving justice for all victims of crime through the sharing of information, the empowerment of survivors, and the support of the communities we live in,” says Amber Brown-Rose, Program Director of STOP Domestic Violence.
Registration for the run begins at 12pm, with the race beginning at 1pm. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at https://bit.ly/3Jq1jmo. There is no fee to participate – all are welcome and invited to join in the movement to support victims of crime.
It is the belief of STOP Domestic Violence that there is a deep-rooted strength and resiliency found in the North Country and we are prepared to offer survivors of all crime the strongest support system in the Tri- county area. Learn more about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week at ovc.ojp.gov/program/national-crime-victims-rights-week.
If you, or someone you know, is a victim of domestic violence, please call the 24-hour Hotline at 518.563.6904.