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Eleven years straight and going strong UCanSpeakForMe has sponsored the only continuous local event connected to Annual National Crime Victims Rights Week. UCanSpeakForMe’s version of this important conference is called “The Summit”.
This year’s conference once again was held at the Hamilton County Community Action Association’s spacious meeting facility. This year saw the largest attendance in the Summit’s history. This year guest and families enjoyed enthusiastic conversations and informational interaction about a number of topics. This conference has grown over the years because it provides families access to professionals in the different fields of crime investigation and medical services. Through the years this conference in Cincinnati has demonstrated value for law enforcement as well as families.
In case you missed this year’s event here are a few photographs.
UCanSpeakForMe opened launched a home office in 2012. In 2016 the multipurpose conference room was added. At that time the organization needed a professional home base to not only work with volunteers, but clients traumatized by the homicide of a child in need of our services could find us. The permanent office space has given UCanSpeakForMe a legitimate foot hold in the community as a provider of resources.
The new conference room is connected to the original office space and planning center. With this addition:
1) volunteers can meet to discuss assignments and plan upcoming events.
2) client families can have meetings that are trauma free to design reward cards and posters.
3) press conferences and television news interviews are conducted.
4) monthly meetings are held for client 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.
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