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Huduma za Waathirika

Parallel Justice

Parallel Justice is a victim-centered approach to crime and harm that works parallel to (but independent from) the criminal legal system.  We provide information, resources, and support to people who have experienced crime and harm in Burlington.

Restorative Justice

Our Victim Liaisons work with affected parties when the responsible party is referred to a restorative justice process. A major role of the Victim Liaison is to give enough information and support to the victim/survivor/affected party to allow safe and meaningful participation.

Conflict Assistance Program 

Do you want to resolve a conflict peacefully but feel stuck? Or, do you want to build stronger conflict skills? We can help! We offer a range of low to no cost services to assist with conflict and build stronger communities.

Programs & Initiatives


 

To learn more about our victim services, contact: Barbara Shaw-Dorso, Victim Services Manager

(802) 264-0765,  bshawdorso@burlingtonvt.gov

Fanya na usifanye kwa Kusaidia Waathiriwa / Waathirika wa Uhalifu

Fanya:

· Sema "Samahani kwa kile kilichotokea."

· Sisitiza kwa wahasiriwa / manusura kwamba "Sio kosa lako."

· Kuwa tayari kumsikiza mwathiriwa / aliyenusurika kushiriki uzoefu wao ikiwa wanataka kuzungumza juu ya uhalifu na athari zake, na uthibitishe uzoefu huo kwa huruma na msaada.

· Acha mhasiriwa / aliyenusurika ajue kuwa hisia zao za hasira, kufadhaika, kuchanganyikiwa, woga, n.k sio kawaida na ni haki kabisa.

· Kuelewa kuwa wahasiriwa / manusura wengi watakuwa na ugumu uliokithiri kujenga maisha yao baada ya uhalifu na kwamba wengine hawawezi kupona kabisa kutokana na uzoefu.

Jifunze kuhusu uwezekano wa athari za mwathiriwa / waathirika na huduma za wahasiriwa / waathirika katika jamii ili uweze kutoa msaada wa muda mfupi na mrefu unaofaa na nyeti.

Usifanye:

Kuhukumu au kulaumu mwathiriwa / aliyenusurika kwa uhalifu ambao umefanywa dhidi yao. Mtu / watu pekee walio na kosa la uhalifu ni mtu / watu waliotenda. Uhalifu HAKUNA kosa la mwathiriwa / aliyeokoka.

· Nadhani ya pili jinsi mwathiriwa / aliyenusurika alichukulia uhalifu.

· Sema "Ninaelewa", kwa sababu haiwezekani kuelewa kweli uhalifu au athari zake kwa afya ya mwathirika / ya mwathirika wa mwili au akili.

· Jaribu kulinganisha uzoefu wa mwathiriwa / aliyeokoka na uzoefu wowote unaofanana, pamoja na wako. Kila mhasiriwa / aliyenusurika ana majibu yake kwa uhalifu na madhara, na hakuna njia "sahihi" ya kujibu.

Jaribu kufanya maamuzi na uchaguzi kwa mwathiriwa / aliyenusurika. Uhalifu ni ukiukaji wa sauti ya mtu, chaguo, na udhibiti wa maisha ya mtu. Kwa kuwa hakuna mwathiriwa / mnusura anayechagua kudhulumiwa au anayeweza kudhibiti uhalifu au madhara yaliyofanywa dhidi yao, ni muhimu kwamba waathiriwa / waathirika waweze kupata tena udhibiti na kufanya maamuzi yao ambayo yanaathiri maisha yao.

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