April 20, 2015

Program offers guidelines to student crime victims

A program this week will provide guidelines for aiding students who become victims of crime. The program is at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in Grinnell Hall upstairs.

The presentation, “Aiding Students Who Become Victims of Crime,” will offer tips for how to facilitate the exchange of information between the victim and police, and how to coordinate a uniform response between housing, counseling and medical services. Topics will include: when to contact police and when can sanctions be handled administratively; what remedies are available to victims; what information reporting officers will need from you; and filing orders of protection, and how the victim advocate can assist the process.

Mary Stark, an officer with the Department of Public Safety and Theresa Miller, a victim/witness advocate with the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, will present the program.