Academy Forum: Continuing the Message of the Roper Victim Assistance Academy

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Citation of Original Publication

Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland. (April, 2016). Academy Forum [Brochure]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Quarterly Newsletter



Broadening the Definition of Advocacy! RVAAM and VSPN! According to the FBI’s 2014 Crime Clock, there was a murder every 36.9 minutes, a rape every 4.5 minutes, and robbery every 1.6 minutes. Without a doubt, crime in America is an unsettling reality, and law enforcement personnel stand on the front lines in the fight, while lawyers and therapists stand ready to assist victims and their families. Thanks to heightened awareness, however, volunteers and advocacy professionals are increasingly being recognized as valuable assets in meeting the needs of victims and their families.