Victim Services Information Fair Offers Resources to Crime Victims
The Naperville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are teaming up to host a victim services information fair on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, three million Americans are victims of violence each year. Designed to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and services, the information fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 5, 2017 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. in Naperville.
“This is such an important initiative because we want victims to know that they are not alone, especially in this community,” said Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall. “We want to empower people to know their rights as victims and help connect them to the multitude of services available to them locally, regionally and nationally.”
“The FBI is dedicated to providing services to ensure victims are identified, notified of the rights to which they are entitled, and given the assistance to help cope with the impact of the crime,” said FBI Chicago Special Agent in Charge Michael Anderson.
Participating organizations include the Victim Service Units and Children Advocacy Centers of both DuPage and Will counties, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Adult Protective Services, Mutual Ground, Family Shelter Service, National Alliance for Mental Illness, and many, many more. Attendees will also be able to gather resources from such agencies as the Federal Trade Commission, IRS and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, among others.
Naperville Police and the FBI would like to thank all of the participating agencies, in particular North Central College, which donated the space for this important resource event.
This event falls during Crime Victims’ Rights Week, observed April 2-8, 2017. This national observance aims to promote public awareness about challenges crime victims face, as well as the laws, policies and programs available to protect and assist them in their recovery. For more information about Crime Victims’ Rights Week, visit https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw/.
For more information about the victim services information fair in Naperville, contact Naperville Police Social Worker Jamie Horner at (630) 420-4165.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.