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August 2018

SVAA’s The Essentials

August 20 - August 24

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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Akron Pride Festival

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

On Saturday, August 25th from 12 pm – 6 pm, help us spread the word about our programs and services at the Akron Pride Festival! Sign up!  

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September 2018

Chipotle Fundraiser

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Chipotle for a fundraiser to support Victim Assistance Program! Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Victim Assistance Program! Download Flyer!

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20th Anniversary Celebration – Open House

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, September 20th from 2 pm  - 4 pm for an Open House to celebrate Victim Assistance Progam's  20 years of serving the community at our Barberton location. Stop in and enjoy special refreshments, see our new space and learn more about what we do & how we can work together to empower our community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy.

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3rd Annual Responding to the Needs of Victims Conference

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Featuring: Internationally recognized experts Chief Thomas R. Tremblay (ret) and Lt. Mark Wynn (ret) OBJECTIVES Define trauma in the context of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Understand how victim trauma can impact your response, investigation and prosecution. Identify successful first response and communication strategies across the multi-disciplinary team to promote victim empowerment and encourage continuation in the criminal justice system. Understand criminal sexual offender behaviors and course of conduct and develop investigative strategies that focus on offender behaviors. Understand…

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Barberton Mum Festival

September 29 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 6:30 pm

Help us spread the word about our programs and services at the Barberton Mum Festival, a two-day event that highlights local organizations within our community. The Barberton Mum Festival will be held on Saturday, September 29th, and Sunday, September 30th. Sign Up!

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December 2018

Angel Tree Ceremony

December 3 @ 6:00 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. No RSVP required.

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March 2019

Save the Date – Mardi Gras Gala

March 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Attend the Victim Assistance Program's annual Mardi Gras Gala. Guests will enjoy a gourmet meal, open bar, live music, 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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