The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) believes that law enforcement should be a defender of victims’ rights. The MSA Crime Victims Unit (CVU) exists to be an advocate for you as you process through the criminal justice system. It is important to us that you are treated kindly and with respect in every contact you have during this process. We are here to assist you with all your needs by aiding law enforcement to connect you with caring resources in your community. From your first encounter with law enforcement, and through every stage of the criminal justice process, we want your experience to be as positive as possible.
"Help Us, Help Victims"
The MSA Crime Victims Unit needs your help to meet the increasing demand for services...more
MSA Conference Crime Victims Day
The MSA Crime Victims Unit officially kicked off its "Help Us, Help Victims" fundraiser at the Unit's first Crime Victims Day at the 2012 MSA Annual Conference in Kansas City. "We were pleased with the turnout," said Kevin Merritt, director of the unit. "The staff did a wonderful job coordinating everything."
CenturyLink and Voice Products both provided $500.00 towards the $35,000.00 goal. The Unit took in an additional $535.00 by raffling an Archos Android tablet.
The MSA Crime Victims Unit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and age in the delivery of services.
What Can You Do to Help?
We're Glad You Asked!
The Missouri Sheriffs' Association Crime Victims Unit is recruiting volunteers to help work with our coordinator and act as volunteer advocates across the state.
Supporting crime victims helps to balance the scales of justice by acknowledging the losses suffered through victimization and offers the victim and their family a place in the process.
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“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
--ELEANOR ROOSEVELT (1901 – 1962)
“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
--AUDRE LORDE (1924 – 1992)
“Give to us clear vision that we may know where
to stand and what to stand for—because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.”
—PETER MARSHALL (1902 – 1949)
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