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2023 Mardi Gras Gala – Survivor Lends Voice


In The News

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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