Englewood, Ohio -- The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) welcomed a presentation on September 8, 2022, from Sandy Hunt, Director of the Victim/Witness Division of the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office. The presentation included educating students on strategies to defer unwanted advances, how to handle difficult social situations, substance abuse, appropriate and inappropriate dating, sexting, computer misconduct and many other areas that students could fall victim to in society today. This has been a very well-received presentation by students and staff for many years.
Sandy Hunt has been presenting this program at MVCTC for almost 20 years. MVCTC Student Services Supervisor, Mr. Brian Jettinghoff, helped organize the event and shared, “MVCTC is fortunate that Prosecutor Heck annually allows the departments Victim/Witness Division to share the all too true situations that our young adults face. Unfortunately, today’s students experience and witness situations often unimaginable to many. Ms. Hunt reviews topics that apply to all students. Her message is highly impactful in not only educating students to make appropriate choices, but how to navigate and respond to the unfortunate choices of others.”
The Victim/Witness Division of the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office as described on their website, “The Victim / Witness Division is a section of the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office. Established in 1974, this Division is designed to help those individuals who have been a victim or witness of a violent crime. The Victim / Witness Division provides 24-hour crisis-intervention, support and informational services to those affected by violent crime. The Advocates specialize in cases of sexual assault/abuse and homicide; however, they offer a variety of services to other victims and witnesses as well. The goal of the Division is to help victims and witnesses understand their rights and responsibilities so that they can make intelligent choices about what is best for them.
The Victim Advocates are dedicated to providing emotional support, advocacy and assistance following the tragic death of a loved one. Reconstruction of a meaningful and functional life can be facilitated by such intervention.” For more information, visit www.mcohio.org.
For more information about MVCTC, visit www.mvctc.com.
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Photo: Representatives from the Montgomery County Prosecutors Office visited MVCTC on September 8, for a presentation to students. Pictured left to right - Sandy Hunt (Montgomery County Victim/Witness Division Director), Hailey Henderson (MVCTC Business Ownership senior/National Trail), Natalie Hart (Montgomery County Victim/Witness Division Victim Advocate), and Brian Jettinghoff (MVCTC Student Services Supervisor).