Awards Banquet — May 1, 2009

For Immediate Release


Contact: Patricia Wenskunas

 (949) 872 – 7895


April 24, 2009 





–Local based non-profit organization, Crime Survivors, Inc., unites together law enforcement agencies, victim service providers and brings them all together to empower one another —


ORANGE COUNTY (APRIL 2009) – Crime Survivors, Inc. announced today their plans for the 2009 Crime Survivors Annual Awards Banquet, “United Together To Empower Victims Of Crime.” Scheduled for Friday, May 1, the event serves as a dinner and a chance to honor those who have united together to help victims of crime. The event will be held from 6:30-10:30 pm at The Rose Center, a private banquet hall located at 14140 All American Way, Westminster, Ca. 92683.

“We wanted to take a moment to thank these particular agencies for their participation and support,” said Carolyn Perrier, Crime Survivors, Inc. event chair. “We hope that our recognition goes a long way in showing others that their efforts are noticed and greatly appreciated.”

Crime Survivors, Inc. has teamed-up with other organizations around the county to honor individuals for their efforts. Their hard work has provided a service to victims that goes beyond their normal call of duty and demonstrates their compassion for human-beings in need of care and guidance. Such recipients include Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Probation Department, Association of Deputy District Attorney’s, Chapman University Public Safety, and other members of various law enforcement and public agencies around the Southern California area.




The evening event will be a semi-formal affair with dinner, silent auction and live music. A presentation will be made about the state of the organization and its plans for the future of victim services, including the future home of the Crime Survivors Resource Center.

Patricia Wenskunas established Crime Survivors, Inc. in 2003 after learning that an organization that catered to victims’ specific needs ceased to exist during the recovery process of her own personal and traumatic experience. In addition to being an advocate for victims’ rights, Crime Survivors, Inc. has developed Victim Emergency Bags and Resource Guides that are distributed via public outlets throughout Orange and Los Angeles County. The organization plans to further develop the programs and resources that are presently offered to victims of crime, as well as strengthen its foundation of volunteers.

Reservations for the 2009 Crime Survivors Annual Awards Banquet are limited. For tickets, survivor sponsorships, underwriting, or volunteer information, contact Patricia Wenskunas at (949) 872-7895.

For more information on Crime Survivors, Inc. please visit their website at

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