• Community Works, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and the District Attorney’s Office of Jackson County Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7–13, 2019

    Medford, OR –in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 7–13, 2019, Community Works, Children’s Advocacy Center and the District Attorney’s Office of Jackson County are hosting an event at the Jackson County Library to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights while introducing the community to the important resources and services available.

    According to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced 3.1 million violent victimizations and U.S. households experienced an estimated 13.3 million property crimes in 2017.

    We will commemorate the advancement of victims’ rights and highlight issues surrounding victimization by holding [insert description of event, date, time, and venue].

    The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme – Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future. – encourages commemoration, honor, and respect toward the crime victim advocates, allied professionals, and selfless volunteers who have courageously worked for increased rights for crime victims. The theme also invites us to look toward a future of inclusive, accessible, and innovative resources and services for survivors.

    [Include a quote from Barbara here about the importance of NCVRW in your community.]

    OVC and Community Works, Children’s Advocacy Center, and DA’s Office encourage widespread participation in the week’s events and in other victim-related observances throughout the year. OVC will host the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., to honor outstanding individuals and programs that serve victims of crime.

    For additional information about this year’s NCVRW and how to assist victims in your own community, please contact Community Works at 541.779.2393 or email info@community-works.org

    For additional ideas on how to support victims of crime, visit OVC’s website at www.ovc.gov.


  • Jackson County Sex Trafficking Conference

    A collaboration of community partners to provide awareness and training
    on the subject of sex trafficking and its impact on our community.

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | Tickets $25 per person 
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    Law Enforcement, Human Services, School, and Health Care all play a vital role in protecting our community and supporting survivors; this conference will help all of us gain insight on creating a system that accomplishes this goal.

    This conference will also serve as an introduction to the Jackson County Sex Trafficking Intervention Task Force, which was recently established in part from a grant through the Department of Justice. This task force will be a community collaboration between partners in the advocacy community, law enforcement, human services, health care, and more.

    Speakers include:

    • Rebecca Bender, Keynote: CEO and Founder, Rebecca Bender Initiate, Survivor Leader
    • Staysha Hackmann, Presenter: Survivor Leader, Coordinator of the Jackson County Sex Trafficking Task Force
    • Erin Kevin, Presenter: FBI Portland Division, Victim Specialist
    • Mike Gallager, Presenter: Portland Police Bureau Sex Trafficking Unit
    • Liz Alston, Presenter: Department of Human Services, State of Oregon Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Coordinator

    Continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch will be provided on site.

    *CLE’s, CEU’s through NASW and ACCBO applied for.

    The event is sponsored by Jackson County Community Justice, Community Works, The District Attorney Victim Assistance Division, and the Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team.

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