Center for Victims has new HQ and innovative new approach to dealing with unresolved trauma
April 16, 2019: Laurie MacDonald has been working in victims’ services for 20 years. But until recently, it’s been very much an analog experience.
“For probably the first 15 years, they didn’t even use computers,” she recalls. Even today, the field “really hasn’t been touched by technology.”… Read More
New app could help victims of domestic violence
April 8, 2019: A new app could help victims of domestic violence be notified faster if their abuser is released from custody.
This week, the Center for Victims in the South Side is rolling out a new app called Full Circle… Read More
In Allegheny County, domestic violence offenders often avoid the most serious punishment
February 18, 2019: …“More domestic violence cases get settled at a magistrate office than get settled Downtown,” said Ashley Deiuliis, an advocate at the South Side-based nonprofit Center for Victims… Read More
Shady Side Academy students honor Martin Luther King with day of service
January 24, 2019: Younger students completed kid-friendly service projects that included … packing care bags for kids attending family court through the Center for Victims… Read More
Woodland Hills hosts MLK basketball tournament
January 19, 2019: …Community organizations and service providers, including the Center for Victims, [hosted] tables throughout the weekend… Read More
The Incline: ‘What changing statutes of limitations could mean for child sex abuse survivors’
September 11, 2018: Center for Victims’ Clinical Director Cindy Snyder discusses the ongoing fallout surrounding the release of the Grand Jury Report on the Catholic Diocese and efforts to change PA’s statute of limitations. Read More
Pittsburgh Today Live: Hard Rock Café Concert To Benefit Center For Victims
August 13, 2018: Miss Freddye Stover, Billy “The Kid” Evanochko and Frank Vieira stop by to talk about an upcoming concert at the Hard Rock Café, which will benefit the Center for Victims. Learn more
WTAE: ‘Page targeting witnesses in violent crimes disabled by Facebook’
August 10, 2018: “I was actually appalled that people were using social media to intimidate,” said Valerie Dixon, of Pittsburgh’s Center for Victims. “They’ve seen something horrendous something that they’ve never imagined to see in their life and they might not even know how to process it.” Read More
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: ‘No snitching: Facebook page ‘outed’ identities of cooperating witnesses in Pittsburgh’
August 10, 2018: “It’s incredibly dangerous for [witnesses] to have someone doing this to them,” said Tracey Provident, Vice President at the Center for Victims. “It takes a lot of courage to come forward and talk to law enforcement and be involved in an investigation … People’s lives have been forever changed by a gunshot injury, and then you add to that this fear to come forward, and with good reason.” Read More
Why Our Dogs Are Different:
April 13, 2018: Center for Victims Therapist Megan Cook joins Gryffin and his Canine Assisted Advocate Tammi Potts on KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh‘s Showcase Pittsburgh earlier this morning to answer common questions about Gryffin’s normal day at work: what he does, how he helps children process trauma, how his work integrates with ongoing therapy, and what sets him apart from other courthouse or therapy dogs.