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In recognition of 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, on April 22 Virginia Wesleyan will present “Beyond the Classroom: Marking National Crime Victims’ Rights Week on Campus,” an open forum for key personnel in the field of criminal justice, public safety, and victim services to discuss victimization and the role of “community” in assisting victims of crime. The event is sponsored by Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Dr. Alison Marganski’s “Victimology” class and the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office/Victim Witness Assistance Program. Special guests will include Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood, Norfolk Chief of Police Michael Goldsmith, Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe, Norfolk Public Defender Sherri Carr, and Norfolk Probation & Parole’s Chief Probation Officer Kathy Hall. The event is meant to inspire thought and conversation, says Marganski: “We hope this event will recognize victims and survivors as well as those who serve them and foster meaningful dialogue among members of our community.” The free event is open to the public and will take place Monday, April 22 from 1-2:15 p.m. in the Jane P. Batten Student Center’s Shafer Room. For more information, contact Alison Marganski at 757.233.8842 or More