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VAP’s Commitment to Change


 


August 2023: Shout Out! To First Responders and National Night Out

July 2023: Your support is providing survivors a path towards healing

June 2023: Together we support survivors on their journey to recovery

May 2023: Your support is uplifting lives after tragedy strikes

April 2023: Together, Let’s Bring Awareness to Sexual Assault

March 2023: Giving hope to thousands in need

February 2023: A Mother’s Cry for Help: VAP’s Step-by-Step Support

January 2023: New Year, Same Mission

 


Press Releases

2023 Victim Assistance Program’s Angel Tree Ceremony

Victim Assistance Program to Honor Judge Katarina Cook amidst National Crime Victim Rights Week

2023 Mardi Gras Gala – Survivor Lends Voice

 


In The News

Akron mass shooting: 28 victims confirmed, 1 fatality


Police still searching for Akron mass shooting suspect


Akron announces initiative to help victims of gun violence, including 28 people hurt in mass shooting


Organizations in Akron start a Gun Violence Response Fund


Akron establishes support fund for victims of June 2 mass shooting


Akron unveils Gun Violence Response Fund to support victims of shootings


Akron mass shooting update: Victim count rises to 28, city announces victim assistance fund


Group begins checking in with victims and witnesses of the street party shooting in Akron


Akron community comes together for healing


Summit County, Akron leaders supply neighbors with doorbell cameras following mass shooting


‘Our community is suffering’: Victim Assistance offers help after Akron mass shooting


‘This neighborhood is traumatized’: Community leaders speak during vigil for mass shooting


Akron Beacon Journal reporter’s work amplifying voices of crime victims earns award


Leanne Graham on Dreamers, Drivers, Doers Podcast- Crisis Intervention through the Victim Assistance Program


Akron bartender accused of sexually assaulting several customers takes plea deal


Ohio Justice Bus coming to Summit County to provide legal aid and court access


Akron Fire Department: Apartment fire kills 1, injures 3


Angel Trees: Honoring hundreds in Summit County who lost their lives to violent crime


Summit County Courthouse has a safe space for kids during domestic relations court hearings


‘We want to be prepared’: Domestic relations court, Victim Assistance outfitting kids’ room


Spare Change for a Good Cause


Akron’s 50-year-old Victim Assistance Program serves as a model for victim support agencies


Akron Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (ASAKI) brings healing to survivor


Victim Assistance Program marks 50 years


Gas outage in Akron: Dominion Energy crews completing repairs and beginning to restore gas service to customers


Victim Assistance to hold its annual Mardi Gras Gala virtually March 5


Victim Assistance awarded grant from Millennium Children’s Fund 


Akron’s cold-case rape unit brings closure for victims after years without answers


Akron-area victim agencies again facing federal funding cuts as need rises


Victim agencies reeling from federal funding cuts on top of pandemic expenses


Akron’s Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit Receives Nearly $2 Million to Expand Efforts


New Akron Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (ASAKI) formed to investigate sexual assault cold cases


Akron Police Awarded nearly $1 million to investigate sexual assault crimes


Tree ceremony to honor Summit County homicide victims


President & CEO Leanne Graham on WAKR – The Sam & Brad Show


Safe at Home Program – WAKR


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