This week is National Victim Rights week! Check out the events below:
Mon 4/22 11a-12p Opening Ceremony, downtown Ocala
Tues 4/23 5:30-8:30p Safety Workshop @ Marion County Sheriff’s Dept (692 NW 30th Ave Ocala, FL 34475)
Wed 4/24 3-5p Domestic/Dating Violence Workshop @ Ocala Police Department (402 South Pine Avenue Ocala, Florida 34471)
Thurs 4/25 12p Victims Remembrance Ceremony @ the Courthouse (110 NW 1st Ave Ocala, FL 34475)
Call 352-369-7139 to RSVP or for more info.
What Can I Do?
- Volunteer with an agency that works to Build Safe Communities. Contact 2-1-1 for volunteer opportunities near you.
- Shift from being a bystander to becoming an ally (this linked article refers to children, but it applies to adults as well). All community members play an important role in preventing and ending violence in our communities, through compassion, understanding and mentorship. Call 2-1-1 to get connected with local agencies who can teach you how.
- Begin within. Ask yourself these questions and if answering them leads to a self-awareness that you need support and want to change, give 2-1-1 a call. We want to support you and can connect you to resources who can support you through that change. Another good question to ask is, “Would someone else answer yes to these questions if they answered them about me?” Marion County has 4 agencies who support those who struggle with anger management and controlling behavior. Give 2-1-1 a call and we can share their information with you to get you started.