When someone becomes the victim of a crime, financial hardships often arise. No one asks to become the victim of a crime however, once they are it can be costly, in more ways than one. Whether it’s medical bills, property damage, lost wages or additional expenses, being a victim can take quite a financial toll on someone. That’s where restitution comes in.
Thank you so much for all your help this past year. So many of you have worked with us to make passing stronger victims’ rights a priority and it truly has made a difference.
For some of us, the hustle and bustle of the holidays are exciting and nostalgic. But for those in abusive relationships, the holidays can be downright dangerous. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, "spending time with family and friends, dealing with financial stress and traveling can make safety planning for the holidays a challenge. Family and friends of survivors may also struggle to find ways to help or be supportive. We wanted to offer a few suggestions for survivors and friends or family of survivors for making the holidays feel safer by safety planning for the upcoming holidays."