Pacific County is fortunate to have an agency, the Crisis Support Network (CSN), with this cause in mind year round. It is the job of the advocates within CSN to empower and assist crime victims. The network offers many services including medical advocacy, legal advocacy, and support for victims of violent crimes. Crime advocates cover all areas of assisting their clients from giving them the resources to get away from the problem to being a safe person to talk to.
Although the CSN is unique to Pacific County, there are many other counties with similar agencies. In order to be as efficient as possible, all of the agencies often coordinate to benefit the victims. Our local advocates meet with their counterparts from neighboring counties to share knowledge and contacts.
Crime Victims Awareness Week is being celebrated nationwide. Pacific County will be doing its part with a free movie showing on April 24th at 6 p.m. at the Raymond Theatre. Being shown will be Heaven's Rain; a movie based on the true story of the ongoing trials of two young violent crime victims.
The movie highlights this brother/sister duo regaining charge of their lives and making a difference for others like them.
For more information about the Crisis Support Network, visit their website at crisis-support.org. Are you or someone you know in need of assistance or support? A Crisis Support Network advocate can be reached 24/7 at 1-(800)-435-7276.