FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 8-14, is designed to raise awareness and build new partnerships to reach victims of crime with resources and services. As part of this special week, Legacy House in Indianapolis invites the community to its annual ROCC-a-Thon event on Thursday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monument Circle.
ROCC-a-Thon, Reaching Out to Citizens affected by Crime, features music, guest speakers and special recognition for local champions who serve victims of violence. Representatives from victim services and advocacy organizations in Central Indiana will hand out information 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.
“National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time to stand with our families, neighbors, friends and colleagues whose lives have been forever altered by violence,” said Michael Hurst, executive director of Legacy House. “ROCC-a-Thon and other events during the week show victims they are not alone. We are here to reach out, listen and support them as they recover on their own terms.”
Legacy House is a program of Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County that provides free services to victims of violence, including crisis intervention, trauma counseling, support groups, advocacy and social service referrals. It is located on the lower level of Eskenazi Health Center North Arlington, 2505 N. Arlington Ave., on the east side of Indianapolis.
To learn more, visit www.Legacy-House.org 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 U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime website at www.ovc.gov.
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