DMACC's National Crime Victims' Rights Week

​​Please save the dates to attend kick-off events on April 15 through closing events on April 30 this year!

​Upcoming Activities

Wednesday, April 15

DMACC Southridge Center

  • 11 am – 1 pm:  Iowa 5th Judicial District Department of Correctional Service's 15th Annual Victims' Rights Ceremony
    • Ceremony co-emcee, DMACC Vice President Shelli Allen
  • ​Other activities include an eight panel historical display, NCVRW buttons, light refreshments, information tables, and more
     

Monday, April 20

DMACC Ankeny Campus

  • ​1 pm - 2 pm: DMACC War and the Human Experience Speaker Series, Presented by United Nations War Crimes Investigator Vlad Dzuro, Building 2, Rooms 25A and B​​

DMACC Boone Campus

  • 11 am - 1 pm: Historical Panels, NCVRW Buttons, Counseling Services, light refreshments, Courter Student Center
  • 12:15 pm: ACCESS Representatives will present information for services for victims of homicide and violent crime and importance of being trauma-informed and victim centered
DMACC Urban Campus
  • 11 am - 1 pm: "Gridshock" film viewing with pre- and post- activity discussions, Building 1, Room 103​

Tuesday, April 21

DMACC Ankeny Campus

  • 9:40 am - 2:45 pm: CRJ 128 Victimology Student Presentations (faculty: Stephanie Crandall), Building 2
  • 10 am - 11 am: "Survivor Stories," Building 6, Auditorium
  • 10:30 am - 1 pm: "What They Wore" display and infographics and Historical Timeline Display, Building 7/Iowa Culinary Arts Atrium
  • 11 am - 1 pm: Information Tables - government agencies and non-profit agencies, Building 5 commons area 
  • ​11:15 am - 12:45 am: "In Their Shoes" simulation by Children and Families of Iowa, Building 6, Auditorium
  • 1 pm - 2:30 pm: "Advocacy and Service Provider Workshops​," Building 6, Auditorium

DMACC Perry Center

  • ​11 am - 1 pm: Open House: Crime Vicitms' Rights Historical Panel Display, NCVRW Buttons, and light refreshments


Wednesday, April 22

DMACC Urban Campus

  • 11 am - 1 pm: Open House to include Historical Panels, NCVRW buttons, refreshments, service/advocacy information tables, Building 1, Student Lounge
  • ​​11:30 am - 1 pm: "What They Wore" display, Building 1, Room 124
  • 11:30 am - 1 pm: "In Their Shoes" simulation by Children and Families of Iowa, Building 1, Room 126
     

Thursday, April 23

DMACC Newton Campus

  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Historical Panels, NCVRW Buttons, Counseling Services, light refreshments, front lobby

Boone City Hall

  • 6 pm: NCVRW Event in the Community with Boone County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, to include a survivor story,​ remembrance of victims of violent crime, and silent actuation fundraiser, Boone City Hall (923 8th Street)

DMACC Southridge Center

  • ​9:30 am - 1 pm: Historical Panels, NCVRW buttons and light refreshments
  • 10 am - 12:30 pm: Iowa DOC's Victim Advocacy Council and the Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance presents 2020 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Commemoration
    • Welcome by DMACC President Rob Denson
DMACC Urban Campus
  • 11 am - 1 pm: "Gridshock" film viewing with pre- and post- activity discussions, Building 1, Room 124

Wednesday, April 29

​Polk County River Place

  • 8 am - 4:30 pm: Crime Victim's Rights Historical Displays, Silent Witness and Healing Trauma Doors
  • Denim Day Clothing Drive - support sexual assault survivors by dropping off new or gently used jeans and other clothing ite​ms to be donated to local non-profits

Thursday, April 30

Principal Park - Iowa Cubs vs. Nashville - 6:38 pm Game Time

  • 5:15 pm: Walk to be held from Historical Log Cabin to the Des Moines River Walk behind Prinicipal Park 
  • Informational Tables inside g​ates
  • McCracken Award Presentation held before game
  • Join Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services and the Iowa Cubs with $5 tickets to the game to "Take Back the Night!" ​

​Questions?

For more information on National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Contact Samantha O'Hara at sjohara@dmacc.edu


 

DMACC Departments and students in these departments who have helped make this week possible over the years include:
Criminal Justice, Human Services, Fashion/Design, Theatre, Graphic Design, Music, Counseling, Culinary Arts, Photography, Continuing Education, Boone Campus Social Justice Club, Fashion Design Club, Criminal Justice Club, Nursing, Student Activities Council across campuses and many more.


 


Images from NCVRW​ 2019​