National Crime Victims' Rights Week 
April 8-14, 2018

The Prosecutor's Office commemorated National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), with a Kick-off & Safety Information Fair in the Community Room of the Mansfield/Richland County Publc Library on Monday, April 9.

Local organizations such as The Domestic Violence Shelter, Richland County Sheriff's Office, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Mental Health & Recovery Services Board, First Call 211, and Richland County Children Services were available to pass out information & resources about their organizations to community members.
  1. Martin Jones, Director Victim/Witness Division
    Martin Jones, Director Victim/Witness Division
    Jones and staff help crime victims through the criminal justice process.
  2. 2018 Theme: Expand the Circle, Reach All Victims
    2018 Theme: Expand the Circle, Reach All Victims
    These balloons represent all general victim crimes as well as the unreported/ forgotten about victims of crime.
  3. The Domestic Violence Shelter
    The Domestic Violence Shelter
    Safety Info Fair: Ladies from the DV Shelter passed out information and resources to community members.
  4. First Call 211
    First Call 211
    Safety Info Fair: There are many barriers facing victims of crime, especially those with disabilities, LGBTQ victims and others from historically marginalized communities.
  5. Richland County Children Services
    Richland County Children Services
    Safety Info Fair: Children who are crime victims also have rights; to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect and to be kept informed.
  6. Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
    Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
    Safety Info Fair: Legal Aid representatives gave out legal information and resources to community members.
  7. Gary D. Bishop, Richland County Prosecuting Attorney
    Gary D. Bishop, Richland County Prosecuting Attorney
    Prosecutor Bishop spoke about the importance of victims' rights during the kick-off.
  8. John Spon, Mansfield City Law Director
    John Spon, Mansfield City Law Director
    The city & county work together to provide information and services to local victims of crime.
  9. Kathy Ezawa, DV Shelter ED
    Kathy Ezawa, DV Shelter ED
    Victims of crime have the right to be treated with fairness & respect regarding safety, dignity, and privacy.
  10. Commissioners Marilyn John & Tony Vero
    Commissioners Marilyn John & Tony Vero
    Thank you RC Commissioners for issuing a proclamation in recognition of NCVRW.
  11. Phil Scott, Mansfield City Council President
    Phil Scott, Mansfield City Council President
    Thank you City of Mansfield for issuing a proclamation in recognition of NCVRW.
  12. 2018 Theme: Expand the Circle: Reach all Victims
    2018 Theme: Expand the Circle: Reach all Victims
    This year's theme highlights how the investment of communities in crime victims expands the opportunity for victims to disclose their victimization & receive the support they need.
  13. Steve Sheldon, Richland County Sheriff
    Steve Sheldon, Richland County Sheriff
    Safety Information Fair: Sheriff Sheldon passed out his Community Safety booklet to community members.
  14. Sherry Branham, MHRS Board
    Sherry Branham, MHRS Board
    Safety Info Fair: The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board passed out information: text 4HOPE to 741741 for a mental health crisis.