National Crime Victims' Rights Week

​​Honoring our Past. Creating Hope for the Future

April 8-12, 2019

All events and displays are open to the public as well as DMACC Students, Faculty,​ and Staff


​Upcoming Activities

Activities are being planned at these DMACC locations:

Ankeny Campus* - Monday, April 8

Building 5 Student Center - Black Box Theater & Conference Area

Ongoing Displays - 9 am - 5 pm

  • Black Box Theatre
    • “What They Wore” by DMACC Fashion Design students
    • "Interpretations" by DMACC Photography students
    • Healing Doors/Trauma Doors” by Soaring Heart Foundation
  • Conference Rooms
    • Crime Victims’ Movement Display by DMACC Graphic Design Students
    • Refreshments by DMACC Culinary Arts students

Presentations

  • 11 am – 1 pm:  Gathering Space: Informational Tables, to include government and non-profit agencies
  • 10:10 – 11:05 am: Conference Rooms, Panel A:  “Situational Crime Prevention Tips From Law Enforcement” with Ankeny and Des MoinesPolice Departments, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and Pratum
  • 11: 15 am – 12:10 pm: Conference Rooms, Panel B: “Victim Advocacy In Our Community” including Monsoon, Deaf Iowans Against Abuse, Children and Families of Iowa, Iowa Safe Schools, LUNA
  • 12:20 – 12:45 pm: Conference Room, Speaker: Marissa Messinger, survivor, "The 5W's of Sexual Assault"
  • 12:55 -1:45 pm: Conference Rooms, Panel C:  “Helping the Professional Helpers” including Peer Support Foundation, Fresh Start Women's Center, Blank Children's Hospital STAR Center, House of Mercy
  • 1:55 – 2:50 pm: Conference Rooms, Panel D: “Services in Our Community” with Aging Resources, Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services, Children and Families of Iowa, and Nissa


 

Boone Campus - Tuesday, April 9

Courter Center

  • 11 am - 1 pm: Informational Tables, to include victim services
  • 11 am - 1 pm: Crime Victims' Movement Display by DMACC Graphic Design students 
  • DMACC Social Justice Club sponsoring benefit Drive for ACCESS
  • Refreshments - cookies by DMACC Culinary Arts

 

Southridge Center* - Wednesday, April 10

Conference Room 20

  • 10 am - 2 pm: Crime Victims’ Movement Display by DMACC Graphic Design students
  • 11 am - 1 pm: Informational Tables, including Dress for Success and Men on the Move
  • 11 am - 12:30 pm: Crime Victims' Rights​ Ceremony held by Iowa 5th District Department of Correctional Services, with music from DMACC Music department, tree from DMACC Horticulture program, including emcees from Polk County Attorney's Office Investigation Molly Jansen and DMACC Vice President of Enrollment Services Shelli Allen, and speakers including Dress for Success Director Jody White, Polk County District Judge William Kelly, and others. Program Details
  • Refreshments - cookies by DMACC Culinary Arts students
     

In the Community - Thursday, April 11

Polk County River Place

  • 12:30 - 4:30 pm: Crime Victims’ Movement Display at the Polk County Crisis and Advocacy Services, 2309 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines


Urban Campus - Friday, April 12

Building 1, Student Lounge

  • 11 am - 1 pm: Crime Victims' Movement Display by DMACC Graphic Design students
  • 11 am - 1 pm: Informational Tables, to include Counseling Services
  • Refreshments - cookies by DMACC Culinary Arts

 

*Deaf interpreting services available at DMACC's Monday and Wednesday events.

 

Special Online Event - Friday, April 12

Get Involved!
Take a moment of silence to honor victims this week. Go for a walk or a run with some friends, and share your support for victims and survivors. Check out Snapchat each day for unique filters at DMACC locations, and share on social media by using #takebackthenightpolkcounty, Twitter @TBTNPolkCounty, or visit www.TakeBackTheNightPolkCounty.org  for more ways to get involved!

 

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 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 Take Back the Night 2018