Halifax Health, Seventh Judicial Circuit Victims’ Services Coalition Partner to Observe 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (March 27, 2018) – On Friday, April 13, Halifax Health - Hospice Traumatic Loss Program, in collaboration with the Seventh Judicial Circuit Victims’ Services Coalition, will host a breakfast and awards event honoring local law enforcement officers and victim advocates in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which takes place April 8-14, 2018.  The breakfast and awards event will be held at The Shores Resort and Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Avenue, in Daytona Beach Shores from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Each April, Halifax Health – Hospice Traumatic Loss Program and The Victims’ Services Coalition of the Seventh Judicial Circuit observe Victims’ Rights Week.  This year’s theme is “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims” – emphasizing the importance of inclusion in victim services.  Featured speakers and guests at the event will include:  Billie Wheeler, Volusia County Council; Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly; Flagler County Undersheriff Jack Bisland; Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney; and John Upchurch, a candidate for the 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  State Attorney R.J. Larizza will be the event’s keynote speaker.  Linda Cole will serve as the event’s featured vocalist.  

Halifax Health officials in attendance will include Jeff Feasel, president and chief executive officer; Eric Peburn, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Mary Jo Allen, executive director of Halifax Health – Hospice.

During the event, local law enforcement officers and victim advocates will be honored with the following awards: Outstanding Service, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, and Victim Advocate of the Year.  Those in attendance who are United States military veterans will be recognized with a special pinning.   

This breakfast and awards event is open to local law enforcement officers and victim advocates only.  For more information, call 386.425.3339.

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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