WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Crime victims were honored and remembered during a brief ceremony Wednesday afternoon, as part of this being National Crime Victims Rights Week. }}" />

   
 
 
Ceremony Held For Crime Victims Rights Week

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 4/24/2013

Crime victims were honored and remembered during a brief ceremony Wednesday afternoon, as part of this being National Crime Victims Rights Week. 

Richland County Prosecutor's Victim Assistance Director Jeanne Pitzer spoke of Ohio's new "Roberta's Law", which requires the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections to notify a victim of their assailant's release.  Previously, victims had to call the O-D-R-C and ask to be notified.

Domestic Violence Shelter Director Kathy Ezawa said the shelter helps victims through the complicated court system and to get access to social service agencies.

Mansfield lMunicipal Court Judge Frank Ardis says courts provide an important service to victims, by making sure protective orders are enforced.
   
And, city Law Director John Spon encourages the public to report crime, and potential crime, to the police.

The theme for Crime Victims Rights Week is "New Challenges, New Solutions". 

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Over the past few weeks, five individuals have died in three crashes in the Ashland area. WMFD's Lauren Artino spoke with officials to look at the steps they're taking to make these areas safer. Full Story
Image1 Employees of Tractor Supply Company in Ontario got an unexpected break from work Friday afternoon. Full Story
 
Image1 A big financial windfall comes to North Central State College's Kehoe Center in Shelby. Full Story
Image1 The new president of OhioHealth MedCentral visits the Mansfield Kiwanis Club to update the group on the Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals work and plans for growth. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

MedCentral President Speaks To Kiwanis Club

Loudonville teen accused of stabbing his father to death

Girls' night out with a medical twist

Beware of asphalt paving scams

Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Two injured in semi accident on I-71

Johnny's Superstore Aims to Raise 10K

IRS offers tips to spot scam phone calls

NC receives $1.5 million grant

Ohio NAMImobile Stops In Mansfield

Justice For Brian Garber Protest Staged In Mansfield

More News