Assisting crime victims

Thursday, December 6, 2007

For the second year in a row, St. Cloud State partnered with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs last summer to offer an intensive one-week summer program for victim service providers and professionals who interact with crime victims.

The curriculum, based on needs discovered through a statewide survey of organizations that work with crime victims, included presentations on responding to sexual assault survivors by Lee LaDue ’84 ’91, coordinator for the Gender Violence Prevention Program at the SCSU Women’s Center, and on stalking by Dani Lindner ’00 of the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center.

Nearly 50 professionals from throughout the state attended the Minnesota Victim Assistance Academy, which covered victimology, victims’ rights and services and issues specific to working with victims of crime in Minnesota.

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