Neighborhood Crime Watch
North Shenango and South Shenango Neighborhood Crime Watch will hold their next regular monthly meeting at the South Shenango Township Administration Building on Thursday October 19th at 7:00 PM. The building is located at 6865 Collins Road, Jamestown, PA 16134.
Local crime reports submitted by the Pa State Police and recent additions to Crawford County’s Most Wanted List submitted by Sheriff Nick Hoke will be reviewed. Recent changes or updates to the information of sexual offender registrants in our area as listed on Pensylvania’s Megan’s Law website will also be discussed. Anyone can access this information at: www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us
The Neighborhood Crime Watch Group will welcome Bruce Harlan, CEO of Woman’s Services to this month’s meeting. Woman’s Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing help and support to abused women and their children.
Women’s Services offers temporary secure shelter to women and their dependent children who need housing because of domestic violence or other crises such as homelessness or unsuitable living conditions.
Women’s Services, offers supportive counseling services to adult and child victims or survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Services include individual and group supportive counseling, 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention and accompaniment to medical, police, or court proceedings. They will also assist victims of domestic or sexual violence to seek legal relief from abuse. (PFA)
Advocates from Women’s Services provide assistance and support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault as they go through the medical, criminal and/or civil legal system. Following an incident of violence, victims may need medical attention. Women’s Services staff is available to respond at hospitals as advocates for the victim and their loved ones throughout their experience. Advocates from Woman’s Services provide information about various medical and legal procedures and help assess the victim’s future needs for services.
Another service Women’s Services provides is assisting companies and organizations with drafting and implementing workplace domestic violence policies and procedures.
One of the most effective forms of prevention of domestic violence is education. Women’s Services is dedicated to educating the adults and children in our community about the dynamics of abuse and interpersonal violence with a special emphasis on personal safety.
Women’s Services presents abuse awareness programs to schools, professional organizations, and other community groups. The school-based abuse awareness programs are designed to reduce abuse through the educating of school age children, their parents, and teachers about the incidence of child abuse as well as strategies to combat it.
Are you interested in becoming a part of a Neighborhood Crime Watch group? We can work together to assist local law enforcement officers by reporting suspicious activity. Alert neighbors are often the first to report unusual or suspicious activity by calling 911. We will call for the police to investigate prowlers or strangers wandering from house to house. We will report out of season or poaching activity and other suspected illegal fishing or boating incidents. We care about the safety of our neighborhoods. Keep watch for the safety of others as you would want others to keep watch for your safety.
Please go onto Facebook and type in North Shenango Township Crime Watch to access our “page”. We will post meeting announcements, minutes from previous meetings and hints and tips to help us stay safe. Please “like” and “follow” the page. You can also make comments for others to see. When you “like” our page you will automatically get a notification if there is any new information posted.
We encourage you to come and meet your neighbors in this friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments
will be provided. If you have any questions or would like more information call Bob Trautmann, North Shenango Crime Watch Chairman at 412-445-7304.
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