The Center is mandated by Vermont law to coordinate and oversee the state’s systematic response to sexual assault and child sexual abuse. It is jointly administered by the Department of Corrections and the Department for Children and Families. A society that actively promotes the sexual safety of its citizens and provides effective therapeutic services for individuals affected by sexual abuse. VCPTSA was created to provide a central point of oversight to Vermont’s systematic response to sexual assault and child sexual abuse. The Center is a facilitator to the many agencies, organizations, and individuals that have independent roles and responsibilities within the overall system.
The KlaasKids Foundation was established in 1994 to give meaning to the death of my twelve-year-old daughter kidnap and murder victim Polly Hannah Klaas and to create a legacy in her name that would be protective of children for generations to come. Conceived with an initial investment of $2,000 the Foundation’s mission is to stop crimes against children. America’s continued evolution is predicated on the unspoken promise of past generations that we will give our children a better world than was given to us. As a country created around the concept of the individual, the worth of the individual and the rights of the individual, our ability to fulfill the promise to our children has allowed America to develop into the most influential and powerful nation in world history. We have more data, knowledge and information than has been compiled in all previous generations combined and how we use it will help determine our fate as a people. The KlaasKids Foundation believes that we can go far toward fulfilling our mission by distilling the best knowledge and information through a societal approach that extends from the President’s Cabinet Table to the family’s kitchen table. We can win the war for our children’s future by acknowledging that crimes against children deserve a high priority on our national and personal agenda’s. Then, by forming and promoting partnerships with concerned citizens, the private sector, organizations, law enforcement and legislators we take responsibility to become part of the solution to fighting crime and we can take pride in pro-active accomplishments.
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime. The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. After more than 25 years, we remain the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims' rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives.
Since its creation in 1992 the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services (VCCVS) has been providing compassionate, victim-centered services to Vermont’s victims of crime. The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services joins with victims, survivors, and those who interact with victims and offenders to provide, sustain, and support a collaborative system of direct services across Vermont that is comprehensive, victim-centered, trauma-informed and accessible to all diverse populations. The Center also works to hold offenders accountable for the harm they have caused victims and communities They provide limited financial assistance to victims of violent crime who have experienced a financial loss as a direct result of that crime. , provide "core" services to victims of domestic violence and child sexual abuse, to elderly victims, and to families of homicide victims. , provide immediate shelter and related assistance to victims of family violence and their dependents; they also fund public awareness activities related to domestic violence. provide direct services to victims of sexual