Victim Advocacy Program
To provide information and assistance to victims of crime. To provide direct and support services to victims of crime. To facilitate recovery and restoration of victims of crime. To encourage and facilitate public and private cooperation to aid crime victims.
A child disappears in a crowd. A toddler wanders out an open door. A teen doesn’t return from the mall. Every year, hundreds of thousands of children in the United States are reported missing.
Guernsey County Prosecutor Joel Blue and Guernsey County Sheriff Jeff Paden are partnering to offer free child identification kits annually at the Guernsey County Fair. Children 17 and under are invited to stop at “Safety Town” to get fingerprinted and have their pictures taken to include in the kit.
The VAP hosts an annual Safety Fair during Victims of Crime week in 2018. Various local service agencies will be on hand to provide information about local victim services programs available in Guernsey County. Members of the Cambridge City Fire Department will provide information to help prevent disasters from occurring, and local Law Enforcement agencies will be available to help teach residents how to safeguard themselves from crime.