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January 2021

Cell Phone Donation Drive

January 1 - December 31

Do you have old cell phones taking up space in the junk drawer? You're in luck! We are collecting old, broken, or damaged wireless devices. All of the items are professionally wiped or recycled and all proceeds will support victims of crime and trauma. Drop off your devices at our collection boxes at our 5 locations or coordinate bulk drop-off by calling 330.376.7022 ext. 212!

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December 2021

Angel Tree Ceremony

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Community members, friends, and family members of homicide victims are invited to come to this heartwarming, encouraging event where they will have the opportunity to remember their loved ones, and place a special angel ornament on a tree for each individual lost to homicide. This event is free and open to the public.

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January 2022

SVAA’s The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

January 4, 2022 - January 7, 2022

The Essentials of Victim Advocacy (January 4 - 7, 2022, 8:00AM - 6:00PM EST) Location Denton Training Facility 137 S. Main Street, Suite 301 Akron, Ohio 44308 The Essentials of Victim Advocacy is the only nationally approved comprehensive online and in-person training of its kind offered in the state of Ohio, for assisting individuals in becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate. Participants who complete the 44-hour hybrid learning course will become equipped to use National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) crisis intervention…

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March 2022

Mardi Gras Gala

March 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Attend Victim Assistance Program's annual Mardi Gras Gala. Guests will enjoy a gourmet meal, open bar, entertainment, and bid on live and silent auction items. For the last 25+ years our Mardi Gras Gala proceeds have directly impacted victims of crime and trauma in Summit County.

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SVAA’s The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

March 14, 2022 - March 18, 2022

The Essentials of Victim Advocacy March 14 - 18, 2022 8:00AM - 4:00PM EST VIRTUAL CLASSROOM The Essentials of Victim Advocacy is the only nationally approved comprehensive online and in-person training of its kind offered in the state of Ohio, for assisting individuals in becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate. Participants who complete the 44-hour hybrid learning course will become equipped to use National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) crisis intervention model to assist individuals impacted by victimization or traumatic events. In…

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April 2022

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 24, 2022 - April 30, 2022

National Crime Victims' Rights Week April 24 - 30, 2022 For the past four decades, victim services across the country have witnessed the creation of victim rights legislation. For every new piece of legislation, there is hope that one day the laws of our criminal justice system will provide balanced, equal rights to victims and defendants alike. Every year in April, the Office of Victims of Crime helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime…

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May 2022

SVAA’s The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

May 31, 2022 - June 3, 2022

The Essentials, a 40-hour course offered through the Summit Victim Assistance Academy, is a nationally approved prerequisite training in Ohio for becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate. Victim advocates, law enforcement, social workers, counselors, attorneys, medical personnel, first responders, clergy, and students should attend.

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August 2022

SVAA’s The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

August 15, 2022 - August 19, 2022

The Essentials, a 40-hour course offered through the Summit Victim Assistance Academy, is a nationally approved prerequisite training in Ohio for becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate. Victim advocates, law enforcement, social workers, counselors, attorneys, medical personnel, first responders, clergy, and students should attend.

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September 2022

SVAA’s The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

September 19, 2022 - September 23, 2022

The Essentials, a 40-hour course offered through the Summit Victim Assistance Academy, is a nationally approved prerequisite training in Ohio for becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate. Victim advocates, law enforcement, social workers, counselors, attorneys, medical personnel, first responders, clergy, and students should attend.

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October 2022

SVAA’s The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

October 24, 2022 - October 31, 2022

The Essentials of Victim Advocacy is the only nationally approved comprehensive online and in-person training of its kind offered in the state of Ohio, for assisting individuals in becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate.

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