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The Need for Collaboration
Victim Needs From a Faith-Based Perspective
Elements of Collaboration
Lessons Learned
Issues Unique to Faith-Based Victim Assistance
Supplementary Materials
Faith Based Victim Assistance Organizations


OVC would like to offer special thanks to the following individuals:

Suzanne Gruendling and JAC Patrissi, who designed the Victim Services 2000 training for Vermont's communities of faith

Sherry Burnette, former Director of Victim Services, Vermont Department of Corrections

Phil Kimball, former Executive Secretary, Vermont Ecumenical Council

Delma Reed, former member of Vermont Victim/Survivor of Crime Council, Peaceful Communities Committee, Victims Compensation Board

Amy Torchia, Child Advocacy Specialist, Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Betsy Wackernagel, Secretary, Vermont Ecumenical Council

Lynn Walther, Vermont Department of Corrections, Peaceful Communities Committee

Reverend John McDargh, Associate Professor of religion and psychology, Department of Theology, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts

Reverend Susan McKnight, Warren United Church of Christ, Warren, Vermont

Pastor Ralph Howe, Northfield United Methodist Parish, Northfield, Vermont

Reverend Sharon G. Thornton, Associate Professor of pastoral theology, Andover Newton Theological School

Reverend Barbara Purinton, United Church of Christ, Richmond, Vermont, who provided background and contextual information about this project.

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