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Warwick Officer Speaks on Aiding Elderly Victims of Crime

Warwick Police Officer Stephen Lombardi addressing the Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy, a project of Family Service of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University.  Officer Lombardi was sharing his expertise on working with elderly victims.
Warwick Police Officer Stephen Lombardi addressing the Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy, a project of Family Service of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University. Officer Lombardi was sharing his expertise on working with elderly victims.

Warwick Police Officer Stephen Lombardi shared his expertise working with elderly victims Tuesday with the RI State Victim Assistance Academy at Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn & Conference Center in Portsmouth.

The Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy, a project of Family Service of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University, offered the seminar to professionals who work with victims and survivors of crime.

The academy brings providers together in an interactive, educational setting to encourage creative thinking about ways to best help victims of crime and to build collaborative partnerships within the victim services community.

The academy is made possible through a collaboration between Family Service of RI and Roger Williams University, based on the National Victim Assistance Academy curriculum developed by the Office for Victims of Crime and sponsored by the United States Department of Justice.

Upcoming sessions are July 22July 29 and August 5, and will cover topics such as childhood trauma, LGBTQQ cultural competency, victimization in the military and more.  For more information visit www.familyserviceri.org.

Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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