Strength, Resilience, Justice

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, 2017, hosted special events and programs including the Models of Justice Awards Celebration and the Victims’ Rights Toolkit Library Partnership, to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and introduce the community to the important resources and services available.

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Rights Focus: Bullying Laws

Ohio law mandates that public schools adopt policies to prohibit bullying behaviors. (Ohiobar.org) Such behavior is defined as, “any intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that one student has taken against another student more than one time that resulted in either physical or mental harm.” Additionally, the behavior must be repeated or severe enough to create a “threatening, intimidating, or abusive” environment for the victim.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Artina

In 1967, Chris Bouzounis created a promotional product company called , which was named after his son and daughter, Art and Matina. Both Art and Matina currently serve the company as president and vice president of marketing. Chris started his promotional company with a humble printing press in a basement and sold match books, calendars, and business cards to local businesses.

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Guest Writer: Gracehaven

For many of us, when we read the phrase “sex trafficking,” we envision a criminal underworld hinging upon complicated kidnapping schemes in which women, shackled and bound, devise harrowing attempts at escape. Nearly always, when we read “sex trafficking,” we think “not here.” We think “far away.”

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Rights Focus: Safe Harbor Law

Minors in Ohio who are charged with prostitution offenses or who are believed to be human trafficking victims and are charged with other offenses are granted protection under Ohio’s “Safe Harbor” law.

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