FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS – As part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Legacy House invites the community to its annual ROCC-a-Thon event on Thursday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-2p.m. on Monument Circle.
ROCC-a-Thon – Reaching Out to Citizens Affected by Crime – features music, guest speakers, giveaways, and special recognition for local champions serving victims of violence. Representatives from local victim services and advocacy organizations will also be there to provide information to the public about their services. Plus, dozens of rocking chairs will be set up for anyone who wants to rock and raise awareness about local victim rights and services.
The theme for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10-17, is Serving Victims, Building Trust, Restoring Hope.
“Our focus this year is working together within the community to provide services to people who need help, responding in a way that is respectful and thorough to build trust and a lasting relationship,” said Michael Hurst, executive director of Legacy House. “We want to maintain a hopeful vision with them for their own healing, and for a community to see them and treat them with dignity.”
Hurst said that Legacy House has partnered with five service providers and five universities to plan dozens of events during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, bringing service, trust and hope to the community.
Legacy House is a non-profit agency that provides free services to victims of violence, including crisis intervention, trauma counseling, support groups, advocacy, and social service referrals. Legacy House is located on the lower level of the Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington, 2505 N. Arlington Ave., on the east side of Indianapolis.
To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/LegacyHouseIndianapolis/ or call 317-554-5272. For additional information about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and how to help victims in your community, please contact Legacy House or visit the United States Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime website at www.ovc.gov.
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