Above / With an open house format, the Victim Services Information Fair will offer resources to crime victims and information to the public in the lobby of Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The Naperville Police Department and the Chicago Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are teaming up to host a victim services information fair on Wed., April 11, 2018. Designed to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and services, the information fair will be open to the public from 9AM to 12PM at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave. in Naperville.

The fair will run as an open house in the concert hall lobby with various organizations and resources available to the public. Participating organizations in the past have included the Victim Service Units and Children Advocacy Centers of both DuPage and Will counties, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Adult Protective Services, Mutual Ground, Family Shelter Service, National Alliance for Mental Illness, and many, many more. Attendees will also be able to gather resources from such agencies as the Federal Trade Commission, IRS and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, among others.

Presentations at 9:30AM and 10AM in Wentz Concert Hall

NPD Chief Bob Marshall

In addition, two programs will be offered in the concert hall auditorium. At 9:30AM, Family Shelter Service will discuss the truths and myths regarding domestic violence.

At 10AM, Chris Baker, founder of the non-profit INK 180, will explain how he provides his time, supplies and artwork free of charge to survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and self-harm, as well as to former gang members trying to get their lives back on track. 

For professionals, Family Shelter Service is sponsoring 1.5 free CEU’s for CDVPs for attendance to the presentations.

“This event empowers those who have been victimized by crime to know their rights by providing access to countless local, regional and national resources,” said Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall. “We’re glad to offer this opportunity in conjunction with the FBI and are hopeful that a lot of people will stop by to learn more about the multitude of services and resources available to help them in their recovery.”

“The FBI is committed to providing compassionate and timely care to victims who have suffered as a result of the commission of a federal crime.  We are dedicated to notifying victims of their rights and providing crucial services to meet their emotional, physical, and safety needs,” said Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago FBI Division, Jeffrey S. Sallet.

Naperville Police and the Chicago FBI would like to thank all of the participating agencies, in particular North Central College, which is hosting this important resource event.

Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 8-14, 2018

This event falls during Crime Victims’ Rights Week, observed April 8-14, 2018. This national observance aims to promote public awareness about challenges crime victims face, as well as the laws, policies and programs available to protect and assist them in their recovery.

For more information about Crime Victims’ Rights Week, visit https://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw/. For more information about FBI Victim Services, visit https://www.fbi.gov/resources/victim-assistance.

For more information about the victim services information fair in Naperville, contact Naperville Police Social Worker Jamie Horner at (630) 420-4165.

Story submitted by Commander Louis Cammiso, Public Information Officer, for the Naperville Police Department.