Program to feature issues for crime victims


As part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a coalition of victim advocacy groups is to present a program on victims’ issues Tuesday at the 911 Training Center on Jefferson Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets.

The program, open to the public, runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Toledo Police Detective James Dec will present “Don’t Become a Victim of Cyber Crime.”

Civil lawyers with Legal Aid of Western Ohio will answer basic legal questions, and crime victims can register for the Victim Information and Notification Everyday program.

Ruthanne Johnson, 13, who appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter as a victim of bullying, is to take part.

Sponsors include Parents of Murdered Children; Toledo/Lucas County Victim Witness Assistance Program; Legal Aid of Western Ohio Inc.; Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Inc.; YWCA H.O.P.E. Center and Battered Women’s Shelter; Equal Justice For All, Victim’s Services of Lucas County, A Renewed Mind, and Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition.