Mission

Our mission is to provide advocacy and counseling for all who have been affected by sexual violence and other crimes against the person, and to promote sensitivity and awareness in the community through education.

We are very excited to be celebrating 40 years of services to the community! Please check our website, Facebook, or Twitter for updates on this event.

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Prevention Education

Prevention education programs, training and seminars on different crime prevention topics ranging from child abuse prevention to elder abuse prevention.

Advocates actively support clients to assume the best possible services for/or intervention in the service system.

Would you like to join VSC in assisting victims of crime? Please check out our volunteer page to see how you can help!

Free and confidential individual and group counseling services for victims of crime, their family members and friends.  

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Training Announcement
 

VSC and Just Detention International present:
The Basics of Providing Victim Services for Survivors of Sexual Abuse in Confinement:

A Workshop for Rape Crisis Advocates and

Corrections/ Juvenile Detention Officials

 

Date and Time: Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:30am-12:30pm (Registration and refreshments 9am-9:30am)
Location: Montgomery County Adult Probation, 100 Ross Rd #120, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Parking: Off-street parking
Cost: $20/person

 

Workshop objectives

  • Delve into the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and how rape crisis advocates and corrections/juvenile detention agencies can work together to provide incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse access to victim services.

  • Gain an awareness of the respective challenges rape crisis advocates and corrections/juvenile detention officials face when embarking on this type of partnership. Learn how to overcome logistical considerations and other common obstacles, as well as how to develop and negotiate documents detailing how victim services will be provided, including MOUs and coordinated response protocols.

  • Learn how rape crisis advocates and corrections and juvenile detention center staff can forge working relationships while developing an understanding of their roles, responsibilities and respective goals for victim services.

  • Strategize about how to create a positive & safe environment for victim advocates providing services to survivors in confinement.

 

Trainer Bio

Cynthia Totten is a Senior Program Director at JDI, a not-for-profit health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. She provides training and technical assistance for corrections agencies around the country, supporting their implementation of the PREA standards. She also advocates to bring basic international human rights standards into U.S. prisons and jails, and has contributed to JDI’s federal policy and international programs.
 

Please register by Thursday, October 30, 2014.
Registration is limited to 2 participants per agency. You can download the registration form below.

For more information contact Mary Onama at Mary-Onama@vscmontcopa.org or 610-277-0932 ext. 233.

 

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SAVE THE DATE!!

5K Run/Walk for S.A.A.M.

VSC's 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk for S.A.A.M will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 9am-12pm at Norristown Farm Park. More information coming soon! Check our website, Facebook, or Twitter for updates on this event!