Crime victims’ rights training to be offered in Meigs County

By Sarah Hawley - [email protected]

POMEROY — The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center will be holding a training in Meigs County later this month focusing on the rights of crime victims in the state of Ohio.

The cross disciplinary training is for prosecutors, courts, medical personnel, counselors, social workers, attorneys, advocates, community members and other who serve victims.

Those in certain fields completing the four hour training course can earn continuing education credits of 3.5 CLE (2.5 ethics and 1 general) and 3.5 CPE credits as applicable to their fields.

Two training sessions will be offered on Friday, March 24, at the Meigs County Emergency Operations Center located at 41859 Pomeroy Pike, Pomeroy. The first session goes from 8 a.m. to noon, with the second from 1-5 p.m. Participants only need to take place in one of the two sessions.

There is space available for up to 30 people per session.

Meigs County Victims Assistance Director Theda Petrasko said that registration is needed to ensure that material and certificates are prepared for each participant.

The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is a crime victims’ rights legal services organization that offers free legal assistance and representation to state and federal crime victims throughout Ohio. In addition to providing pro bono legal representation to crime victims, the organization provides free crime victims’ rights training to service providers to advance victims’ constitutional and statutory rights.

The training is hosted by the Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office and is open to those in Meigs County as well as surrounding counties.

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By Sarah Hawley

[email protected]

Reach Sarah Hawley at 740-992-2155 ext. 2555 or on Twitter @SarahHawleyNews

Reach Sarah Hawley at 740-992-2155 ext. 2555 or on Twitter @SarahHawleyNews