By LeaAnne Klentzman
The Crime Victim Response Team (CVRT) is hosting a fall workshop at the Stafford Centre located at 10606 Cash Road in Stafford on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The event is sponsored by the CVRT, the City of Stafford, Stafford Police Department, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.
The purpose is to provide a training opportunity for all members of law enforcement as well as the community organizations that assist, advocate, and work with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence crimes. Elizabeth Lieb and Donna Mahmoudi, both Assistant District Attorneys with the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, will present a legislative update segment so that everyone will be up to date on the current laws.
“Asian Similarities, Differences and Barriers to Reporting” is a topic that will be addressed by Cynthia Hsueh, volunteer coordinator for Asians Against Domestic Violence, and Nausheen Noor, advocate, Asians Against Domestic Violence. Her presentation will be the second of the day.
Stephanie Stephens, an attorney with the State Bar of Texas Crime Victims Committee, will present “Ethical Responsibilities to Crime Victims,” and Dwayne Wright, a detective with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, will present a program on “Injury Reconstruction.”
Registration for the workshop is from 8 to 8:30 a.m., that morning; presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. and go to 5 p.m.
The Fort Bend County Crime Victim Response Team is a coalition of agencies that provide aid and information to survivors of domestic violence, sexual crimes and violent crimes.