In an effort to better serve our new and existing clients UCanSpeakForMe has expanded it's office area to include a spacious conference room. This room has been designed to accommodate individual consultations as well as group meetings.
This additional expansion has proven of value for monthly meetings, and our 2017 Christmas gathering. During the celebration of togetherness UCanSpeakForMe Headquarters was able to accommodate dozens of client families as they stopped by in waves throughout the day.
In the near future this room will be equipped with computers as an added resource for clients to discover the latest information from local authorities regarding their judicial cases.
This is the place to learn about future UCan programs and community events.
In April UCanSpeakForMe's Annual Summit Conference will be held. "The Summit" is Southern Ohio's only annually sponsored outreach event for all County residents held in connection with the National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW).
Every April, the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW.
This year, OVC will commemorate NCVRW April 8–14, observing the 2018 theme—Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims. The theme emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services and addresses the topics of:
1) how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support; and
2) how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims.
Continue to check our "What's New" page for dates and locations for our local conference.
Once again the UCanSpeakForMe's staff will head north to Columbus, Ohio for our Attorney General's Annual Conference called Two Days In May. Attendance at this event has become a ritual journey of discovery for new and better ideas to serve our clients
Two Days in May enjoys a loyal following. It's been an annual gathering for decades where victim advocates from around the State receive updates about trends and developments in the field, listen to inspiring speakers, compare notes with colleagues who also care about victims, and honor those who are doing exceptional work.
The 27th annual Two Days in May Conference will be May 14 and 15, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This year's conference theme will be "Protecting Ohio Families."
Make it a point to visit our web page often to learn about meetings and rallies. You can always reach us for more information by email or phone. Contact info can be found on our "Get Involved" page.
Hope Dudley's mission has become helping families affected by violent crime. No parent should have to bury their child. That same type of violence took the life of her son Chaz 10 years ago. When the headlines disappear for the family the pain seems to be endless.
CEO and Founder of UCanSpeakForMe, Hope Dudley, organizes a 24 hour cease fire in Cincinnati. No murders, no stabbings, no homicides for one day is asked of the communities in target areas.
UCanSpeakForMe's CEO has released it's third version of the Cold Case Playing cards. This is the only Statewide tool offered to law enforcement of it's kind in Ohio.
Hope Dudley appears on Cincinnati's Star 64 program call "Cincinnati Issues" hosted by Lincoln Ware.
CrimeStoppers honors the UCanSpeakForMe CEO and founder as the CrimeStoppers Board Member of The Year.