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Victimology students lending a hand ... and so can you!

Posted Apr. 5, 2013

Entering its third-year of support, students of Dr. Mary Wilson's spring 2013 Victimology class will be collecting items to aid a pair of area agencies and the victims and families which they serve.

This semester, Wilson's students were tasked with completing a service learning project on remedying the plight of area crime victims. Students designated two area agencies – Someplace Safe (Warren) and Homes for Kids (Niles) – which they would assist; visiting each agency to gather information on the type of services that each provided; types of crime victims they worked with; funding sources and needs of those agencies.

A class discussion on how to assist the agencies generated a list of items to be collected during the designated weeks and donated thereafter. Those items include household cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items and children's craft and art supplies.

Donation bins will be placed outside Dr. Wilson's office (174, Link Building) as well as the lobbies of the Workforce Development and Technology buildings, April 2-25, 2013. The collections are taking place during April in recognition of Crime Victims’ Rights Awareness Month, which was inaugurated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Additionally, several of Dr. Wilson’s students will volunteer at a Homes for Kids fundraiser on April 12 between 6 p.m.-9 p.m., while others will have an on-campus information booth in the Lower Commons of the Classroom/Administration Building on April 18 between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with facts about driving while impaired and/or distracted as well as materials on other types of victimization.

Additional information is available by contacting Dr. Mary Wilson at 330-675-8925 or mgwilson@kent.edu.