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March 17, 2020

The Crime Victims’ Center of Fayette County, Inc. mission is grounded in the concept of providing a safe and healthy environment for our clients.  We stand with our local community in doing our part during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the well-being of those in our county and beyond.  For those reasons we are taking measures to implement various protocols for the next few weeks. 

We have reached out to our local hospitals to assist them in handling situations where a sexual assault has occurred. We want to assure our clients that the hospitals are working closely with our Agency to provide them with the necessary information and support that they will need.  Our information will be provided to those individuals and we will reach out to them either at that time they are seeking medical services or as a follow up the next day. 

We are also working closely with our Judicial Court System and assessing case needs based on requests.  We will still provide accompaniment to Magistrate offices and Court hearings as allowed and/or requested.  Clients requesting SVP (Sexual Assault Protection) Orders and PFI (Protection From Intimidation) Orders will be seen at our office and a phone hearing will be held with a Judge. 

Counseling and Therapy services will be offered by phone.  If we have a specific request for an in person counseling session we will evaluate the needs and make a decision at that time.  For those individuals in crisis, you may be seen at our office or by calling our 24 hour hotline 724-437-3737.

Our other services such as Child Custody Seminars, Parenting Classes, Educational and Professional Trainings, and Community and Outreach programs and events are not being conducted at this time and information on further scheduling of such services will be monitored and updated accordingly. 

As always anyone seeking assistance or services is asked to call our office or 24 hour hotline at 724-437-3737 and speak with a staff member or volunteer. 

We ask that you focus on facts and act with common sense and sound judgement. Please follow the CDC’s guidelines for your safety as well as the safety of others.   

Our hope is that we all remain safe and healthy during this extraordinary time. 

Andrea Hibbs
Executive Director

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Event will be located at Penn State Eberly Campus Swimmer Hall Auditorium 

Questions? Call Crime Victims' Center at 724-437-3737

Please join Crime Victims' Center for a candle lighting to honor survivors and those we have lost to violent crime on April 20th from 7:00PM - 8:00PM at Hutchinson Park (Pavilion #2)

Please call Crime Victims' Center at 724-437-3737 with any questions.

Pat Mowen, Prevention Specialist and Dr. Jo Ann Jankoski, Associate Professor at Penn State, conducted a presentation at the statewide victim services providers Pathways Conference in Hershey on December 3rd. The topic was human trafficking and was presented at an intermediate level which also included the process in creating a task force. Both Pat and Dr. Jo serve as co-chairs of the Fayette County Human Trafficking Task Force.

This was Pat’s third time presenting at a Pathways conference. Her previous presentations were on Mandated Reporting and Sexual Harassment.

 

Santa and Alexa, CVC volunteer outreach coordinator, at Fayette County Children and Youth Services ‘ stuff a sleigh !

CVC is so happy we were able to donate. Thanks for the yummy treats - you made giving that much sweeter! Happy holidays!

CVC helped children make Reindeer food at Community Action's Magic & Mistletoe which was held on Saturday, December 7th, at the Fayette County Courthouse. Sarah, CVC volunteer, is pictured holding instructions on how to make the perfect snack for Rudolph and all his friends while they are delivering presents on Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays!

“We make a living by what we get but, we make a life by what we give,” - Winston Churchill

CVC held a Volunteer Appreciation event last night to celebrate our wonderful volunteers! Thank you for all you do for our agency!

(Jamee Waligura, CVC Board Vice President pictured above) 

Pat Mowen, our Prevention Specialist, and Dr. Jo Ann Jankoski , professor at Penn State the Eberly Campus, spoke on behalf of Fayette County’s Human Trafficking Task Force at St. Mary Nativity. Great job Pat & Dr. Jo!

If you are interested in having an educational program at your organization please reach out to CVC at 724-438-1470