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Victimology students lend helping hands, and so can you

Posted Apr. 7, 2014

Entering its fourth year of support, students of Mary Wilson's spring 2014 Victimology class will be collecting items to aid a pair of area agencies and the victims and families which they serve.

Wilson has tasked her students with completing a service learning project on remedying the plight of area crime victims. Students visited area agencies to gather information on the type of services that each provided, the types of crime victims they worked with, and the funding sources and needs of those agencies. Following those visits, the students designated two area agencies – Someplace Safe, Inc. of Warren, and Home Safe of Ashtabula – as those they would assist.

A class discussion on how to assist the agencies generated a list of items to be collected during the designated weeks and donated thereafter. Those items include household cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items and children's craft and art supplies.

Donation bins will be placed outside Wilson's office (No. 174, Link Building), as well as the Kent Trumbull Library, April 8-24. The collections are taking place during April in recognition of Crime Victims’ Rights Awareness Month, which was inaugurated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Additional information is available by contacting Mary Wilson, Ph.D. at 330-675-8925 or