Crime is a huge deal in the world today and will continue to be a big part of society moving forward. When studying crime, many only look at the person who committed the crime and why they do such things, but what about the people that the crime was committed against? What about the victims? This semester Student Life and Criminal Justice students at FRCC are hosting an event for the college and local community called S.O.S – Student Outreach for Survivors.
What is the S.O.S Event?
We are putting together this free event to serve the community and educate people on what it means to be a “survivor” and not a “victim”. Many types of agencies will be attending this event to help give people an idea of the several resources that are available. The different types of agencies range from shelter homes, advocates of different types of abuses, and even self-defense training. Our main goal is to show people, who may have been or know someone who has been victimized, that they are not alone in this journey and that others are here to help them in any way they need, and to not look at themselves as just victims, but survivors of these wrongdoings.
Join Us at the Westminster Campus
The event will be held at the Westminster Campus in the Rocky Mountain Room, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 16th of November. Representatives of different agencies will have tables set-up all around the room with some presentation of who they are and what they do for the community. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided, and later on pizza will be provided as well. Raffles will also be taking place to give people a chance to win some prizes. The Criminal Justice students hosting the event will be wearing shirts with the S.O.S logo, and will be able to answer questions or direct people to the event. We hope you can join us!