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Victim / Witness Division Presentations


All presentations are generally 40-60 minutes, but may be tailored as needed.  In addition to the list of topics, staff also participates at community information fairs and victim impact panels. 


TOPICS:

Sexual Assault - 
Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted; however 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to police.  This presentation will discuss the dynamics of sexual violence, including the emotional trauma that impacts victims and reasons why many victims do not report.  (Ages 13-Adults)

Date/Acquaintance Rape - Most sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim: dates, boyfriends, friends, family members or neighbors.  This presentation will address the impact of sexual violence and common risk factors, including alcohol/drugs and the use of technology.  (Ages 13-Adults)

Teen Dating Violence - One in three teens has experienced violence in a dating relationship.  This presentation will address different types of dating violence, understanding of power imbalances and the use of drugs/alcohol in a dating relationship.  Presentation will also include warning signs of abusive relationships and how to safely get help.  (Ages 13-19)

General Crime and Violence - This presentation will provide an overview of the Criminal Justice System, information on local crime and violence, including statistical data.  Presentation will also discuss the impact of crime on the community and ways to prevent violence.  (Ages 13-Adults)

Violence Prevention - Violent behavior is often learned early in life; but constructive ways to solve problems can also be taught.  This presentation is geared for children or parents to learn what factors influence violent behavior.  Participants will discuss managing emotions, understanding anger and techniques for "calming" down when angry.  Children who learn violence prevention skills early in life, are less likely to grow up to be violent, or be victims of violence.  (All Ages including Pre-School)

Victim Rights - Fairness, Dignity and Respect...Victims of all felony and violent misdemeanor crimes, whether committed by an adult or juvenile have legal rights specified in the Ohio Revised Code - Chapter 2930.  This presentation will discuss rights and services that are available for victims of violent crime. (Ages 13-Adults)

Office Services - The Victim/Witness Division provides 24-hour services to victims and witnesses of violent crime with specialization in cases of sexual assault/abuse, homicide, and felony domestic violence.  The presentation will discuss services including: response to area hospitals for sexual assault victims; court advocacy; homicide support group and many other special projects.  (Ages 13-Adults)

The W.I.S.E. Program (Internet Safety) - The Internet provides amazing opportunities for information gathering and sharing.  It is a communication link that offers instant contact between family and friends.  The W.I.S.E. Program is designed to help educate all members of our community, adults and children alike, about the importance of being safe on the Internet.  Understanding the dangers present on the Internet is the first step toward taking appropriate precautions.  (Grades 3-12 & Adults)

Bullying & Cyber bullying - Bullying and Cyber bullying are forms of abuse; a type of power imbalance that involves harassing another in person or through a digital device.  This topic is included in the above presentations or it can be presented separately.  (All ages)