Commemorating National Victims' Rights Week
The Office of Lake County State's Attorney Michael G. Nerheim will be hosting an event in recognition of National Victims' Rights Week. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at the College of Lake County (CLC), Grayslake Campus, 19351 West Washington Street, Building C, lower level. There is no cost to attend.
Representatives from local social services agencies will have information regarding their services beginning at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker for the event is Vicki Crompton-Tetter. After her daughter was murdered at the age of 15 by a former boyfriend, Crompton-Tetter became active in providing education on teen dating violence, grief, victimization, and forgiveness. The evening will also include a performance by students from Shine Bright Dance Studio of Antioch. Founded by Robin Parfitt, Shine Bright Dance Studio is a tribute to her daughter.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week runs from April 2nd through April 8th this year. This annual event is intended to promote ongoing recognition of the rights of victims. The theme for this year is Stength. Resilience. Justice. The scheduled program celebrates the resilient nature of human beings and is intended for anyone who has had an experience that required them to overcome something. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Sandra Bankston at (847) 377-3184.
Girl-Wise Conference at the College of Lake County
Pre-registration is recommended and can be accomplished by contacting the Girl-Wise Hotline at 847-377-7909 or fill out an to register for the conference. Check out the flyer .