Team for Those Impacted by Crime

 Because no one is just another brick in the wall.


"I do not see victim advocates and prisoner advocates as interest groups necessarily in conflict with one another."  Brian Moran





Crime victims, their friends and family - and even their communities - have a lot to deal with when they become impacted by crime.  The direct consequences of a crime, as well as the mental and emotional consequences, can sometimes be overwhelming.  Personal support and vicim resourdces for dealing with all of this are important.  

Frustration, confusioin, anger, and a host of other emotions often arise after being the victim of a crime.  Among the broad range of questions that can arise after a crime, there are several victim questions that NC4RSO can address:

  • What can we do to prevent this from happening again?
  • What can be done to encourage positive change in the person who committed the crime?
  • What can I do to get closure on this?

Finding something constructive to do can be empowering after experiencing a crime. One constructive solution is to support community groups delivering programs in jails and prisons. These groups, who are participating directly in civic engagement, offer a myriad of rehabiliative programs for people who have committed crimes. These programs provide a parthway for people in jail and prison to learn to live better lives as positive, productive members of the community. This changes the individual, reduces the likelihood that they will commit future crimes, and thereby contributes to community well-being.

Supporting community programs in jails and prisons after you've experienced a crime isn't a crazy idea (i.e., "Why would I want to help the person who hurt me??").  Crime victims and those who commit crimes end up on two sides of one coin - the coin of a crime that has occurred. For one side to find healing, positive and meaningful change for both sides is truly transformative. It is also constructive for the broader community as a result of improved community well-being.

NC4RSO is the National Network of Prison Nonprofits. As such, we are the national network of community groups going into jails and prisons - and working with incarcerated individuals, most of whom return to the community - to bring about positive change for individuals and communities. We contribute to improved community wellness.  Read more about the many types of community-based prison programs here and here. Therefore, contact NC4RSO (if you're up to it) to find out about civic engagement volunteer opportunities within jails, prisons, and post-incarceration reentry. Or consider donating to our collective work to reduce future crime and improve community wellness.

When you donate to NC4RSO after experiencing a crime, and to reduce the number of future crimes, you have the option of submitting a brief statement to be posted to this page - a positively-focused post that recognizes your personal circumstances (such as "looking for healing after experiencing a crime" or "Jane is contributing to solutions after experiencing a crime"). Statements can also include affirmative dedications to crime victims.

You can donate online here to support the Team for Those Impacted by Crime.  If you prefer to mail in a check mail it to NC4RSO, ATTN: Donations, 505 NE 70th St. #703, Seattle, WA  98115.  Mention "Team for Those Impacted by Crime" with any check to ensure credit for this team. 


 Because no one is just another brick in the wall.




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