“Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope:” Panel discussion Thursday for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

(Jackson, Wyo.) - April 10 - 16 is an important week for Teton County Victim Services as it is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. In an effort to promote public awareness of victims’ rights and how the criminal justice system works, Teton County Victim Services will host a panel discussion on Thursday, April 14 in the Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium beginning at 5:30 p.m. This year's theme, “Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.” underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore hope for healing and recovery. “We are very excited to offer this event to the public,” says Tracey Trefren, Teton County Victim Services Coordinator. “We will have a stellar crew of experts on hand to speak about ways in which the criminal justice system works to protect victims’ rights in Teton County.” The panel will consist of Chief Todd Smith with the Jackson Police Department, Sargent Todd Stanyon with the Teton County Sherriff’s Office, Deputy County Attorney Steve Weichman, Judge Melissa Owens, Judge Jim Radda, Judge Timothy Day and Teton County Probation Officer Charlie Shinkle. This is a free event and the public is encouraged to attend. The event is expected to last until 7:00 p.m. Victim Services would like to take this opportunity to help inform the residents of Teton County, raise awareness of victims’ rights and address unmet needs within the community. For more information on this panel discussion please contact Tracey Trefren with the Teton County Victim Services at 307-732-8482. *Feature Photo: Last year’s national crime victims’ rights week celebration. The organization held an art contest at the museum where local nonprofits made an art project to illustrate their support for crime victims. h/t Teton County Victim Services / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news