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Earthbound Misfit I
09-29-2008, 06:17 PM
Links to Advocates and Crime Victim Resources. Also Domestic and Family Violence Resources

curves
03-25-2009, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Piglitsmum, moved by Curves:

From Marki Davis' Myspace, information on an up and coming support for families of the Missing:

"Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to announce the formation of a new non profit organization in Utah for Missing Persons.


Please add our myspace page: www. myspace. com/utahmissingpersonsorg which is maintained by Nick Herrera.


We are a group of individuals who are dedicated to finding missing persons and helping the families through this time.


We are comprised of members from vast backgrounds, to include search operations, private investigators, fbi and families of missing persons. We do not charge for our services and the donations collected with go directly to the cost of equipment and overhead.



Here is a bit of what we are about... our website is under construction but want to let you all know what we are about.
www. utmissingpersons. org


Utah Missing Persons Organization
From Search to Recovery
We never quit !!!
Our mission is to activate a search operation center as quickly as possible in response to any report of a missing person within the state of Utah and wherever possible, aid the family and law enforcement in the recovery of the missing person until all avenues have been exhausted no matter the timeframe to achieve success in this endeavor.


We will never charge or accept payment or donations from the family of the missing person. Our members never charge for their time. It is a labor of love extended to the Missing Person and his/her family.

Function of the organization

Our function is to activate a "Search Operations Center, assemble volunteers, register volunteers" and assign and coordinate the areas to be searched.


All information is then gathered and reported to the responsible law enforcement agencies involved.


Further responsibilities are to aid the law enforcement and families in the continued and ongoing investigation to locate the missing person even after law enforcement can no longer continue to be active in the recovery.


Other activities to include awareness not only of the current missing individual but to raise awareness regarding missing persons as a whole.


To spread the word and keep the individual in the forefront via media, peer to peer groups, forums, blogs, posters, flyers, banners, billboards and other advertising and to set up booths at various locations and events within the state of Utah.


This website is currently under construction,

If you have questions or would like to join this highly important organization.


Please contact:

Nick Herrera at: Nick.Herrera@utmissingpersons.org

or

Marki Davis at: Marki.Davis@utmissingpersons.org

801-719-9494


Donations are accepted to cover the cost of equipment, office overhead, advertising and travel expenses only.


Donations will not be accepted from the immediate family of the missing person.. they bear enough hardship and heartache as it is.


Memberships are currently being accepted. If you feel that you might be of service to our cause on one of the committees. Please contact us.


Currently seeking members with law enforcement and/or legal background for our board of directors".
__________________

imamaze
03-05-2011, 08:59 PM
Murray Police Victim Advocate Program (http://www.murray.utah.gov/index.aspx?NID=709)
The Murray Police Department's Crime Victim Advocate Program is designed to assist victims of crime with support through the justice system as well as provide victims with community resources and assistance. Murray Crime Victim Advocates assist victims (and family members) of the various types of crimes:
• Domestic violence
• Dating violence
• Child Abuse
• Sexual Assault
• Robbery
• DUI
• Stalking/Harassment
• Assault
• Homicide
• Suicide and other traumatic loss
Some of our services include:
Referrals to community resources
Counseling resources
Information about the criminal justice system
Provide resources for financial assistance
Accompaniment and support to some court hearings
Prevention work, including public presentations

imamaze
03-05-2011, 09:00 PM
Victim Advocate Programs State Wide (http://www.udvac.org/linkline_advocates.pdf)


Victim Servies in the Utah Juvenile Court (http://www.utcourts.gov/courts/juv/victim/)

imamaze
03-05-2011, 09:00 PM
Utah Attorney General Victim Assistance (http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/victims_assistance.html)
The Victim Assistance Program provides support, information, and assistance to victims and assists city and county prosecutors, police and other agencies with victim witness programs. The program was created to better serve victims of crime in cases handled by the Attorney General’s Office.
Most criminal matters, including domestic violence, child abuse, and property loss cases, are handled by county or city attorneys. Local agencies often administer their own victim assistance program. If you are the victim of a crime and need assistance, please contact your city or county attorney for information about available victims’ services.
In many of the cases handled by the Attorney General’s Office, restitution is owed to a victim or victims. The Restitution Team works with victims to help them collect monies owed to them.
The Utah Office of Crime Victim Reparations may also provide compensation and other services to victims.

imamaze
03-05-2011, 09:01 PM
Utah Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources (http://www.aardvarc.org/dv/states/utdv.shtml)

imamaze
04-05-2011, 08:48 PM
Utah Domestic Violence Programs (http://www.hsdcfs.utah.gov/domestic_violence.htm)
Domestic violence is any criminal offense involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm when committed by one cohabitant against another. Domestic violence can also be referred to as IPV or Intimate Partner Violence. Domestic violence is against the law. Domestic violence in the presence of children is also against the law. Domestic violence should be reported.
Where to Get Help
1-800-897-LINK (5465)
The LINKline operates 24-7. The Statewide Domestic Violence Info-line will LINK you to free help, including counseling, shelter, and other services.

imamaze
04-05-2011, 08:51 PM
Resources by state on violence against women (http://www.womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/get-help-for-violence/resources-by-state-violence-against-women.cfm)
Below is a list of resources for women who have experienced abuse.
If you do not find your state in this list, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) for assistance in locating programs in your area. You can reach the NDVH at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TDD 800-787-3224.

Organizations are listed by state. The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are also included. Click on any state name to jump to its organizations. Click any organization name for program and contact information.

Utah Domestic Violence Council
205 North 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone number(s):
(801) 521-5544

Fax: (801) 521-5548
Web site address: http://www.udvc.org

imamaze
04-05-2011, 08:52 PM
Domestic Violence Links and Resources (http://health.utah.gov/vipp/domesticViolence/resources.html)

Utah Attorney General (http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/DomesticViolence.html)
Domestic violence is one of the country’s most common crimes, and Utah is no exception. Both men and women can be victimized by a partner. In Utah, one in five women relate that their children witness or hear verbal abuse, while one in fourteen report their children witness or hear physical abuse.

imamaze
10-23-2012, 10:38 PM
Victim Resources and Links (http://www.crime-victim-lawyers.com/victim_resources.asp?state=MO)