Helping Victims of Violence

Wilmington, NC – North Carolina Victim Assistance Network, know as NC VAN, held its training conference yesterday in Wilmington.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, District Attorney Ben David and other state law enforcement figures thanked service providers for their service and sharing strategies to best serve victims of serious crimes.

David says providing proper representation for victims is the goal of NC VAN.

Enhancing punishment for drug traffickers, for child molesters, for giving a voice to victims and their families in the criminal justice system. It is essential that NC VAN and the local prosecutors around the state continue to work together.

Cooper says the key to helping victims is tougher laws for criminals, prevention strategies, and a better communication between law enforcement agencies, all of which NC VAN has done in their twenty years of service.