The Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program will observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with special events and programs, including hosting the domestic violence symposium, “New Challenges – New Solutions: Erase the Threat,” and the “Jeans for Justice” annual fundraiser.
The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management is providing the symposium, a free community event that provides a proactive approach to domestic violence for employers, agencies and community organizations. The event is a collaborative effort to benefit the Effingham County Victim Witness Assistance Program during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 21-27).
The domestic violence symposium entitled, “New Challenges – New Solutions: Erase the Threat,” will be held April 23 at the Effingham Career Academy from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The keynote speaker will be Michelle Buchmeyer, investigator with the Effingham County Sheriff Office.
Other speakers will include Effingham County Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie, EMA director Ed Myrick, E-911 director Jay Spinks and Effingham County Fire and Rescue Lt. Hannah Jenkins. Continental breakfast will be provided.
Local businesses, non-profit agencies, community organizations and the general public are invited to attend. RSVP is requested: email the EVWAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 754-7460.