Crime victims’ rights training coming to Meigs County

POMEROY – The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is offering a course locally on victim’s rights at the Meigs County EMS on Pomeroy Pike.

On March 24, 2017 there will be a morning session and afternoon session covering various topics. The free cross-disciplinary Victim’s Rights Training is for judges, prosecutors, attorneys, victim service providers, law enforcement, probation officers, social services and SANE nurses.

The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center offers trainings to educate judges, attorneys, law enforcement and others about the rights of victims. File photo.

Meigs County Victims’ Advocate, Theda Petrasko said they were fortunate to get the training scheduled in the area as typically the courses are held in other parts of the state.

Topics to be covered at the training include: crime victim’s rights at the state level in various phases of the criminal justice process such as hospital, investigation, prosecution, and post-conviction; crime victim’s rights at the federal level; cases examples; Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center services; and the Crime Victims’ Rights Toolkit. The training qualifies for 3.5 CLE’s and CEU’s.

The featured speaker for the training is attorney Elizabeth Well. Well, Legal Director at Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and attended Ohio Northern University. At Ohio Northern University, she graduated juries doctorate with distinction. Well is an adjunct professor at Columbus State in the paralegal department. In 2013, Well joined the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center. In her capacity as Legal Director, Well has worked alongside advocates, law enforcement, and court personnel to ensure that crime victims’ rights are upheld during the criminal justice process. Well is also a 2005 graduate of Meigs High School.

The morning session will be from 8 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session will be from 1-5 p.m. The training will be held at 41859 Pomeroy Pike at the Meigs EMS.

Space is limited to this free training. To register, go to Information about the training and registering cand be found under the “Resources” tab.

For more information, contact Meigs County Victim Assistance at 740-992-1720.