Economic Hardship: Fee waived for those who cannot afford to pay but would like to participate in the fundraiser is available on our site!
Restoring the balance of Justice is this year’s theme for National Crime Victim’s Rights Week and is sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice, and The National Center for Victims of Crime. The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Institute and the Michigan Forensic Intervention Services are participating in Crime Victim’s Awareness Week by coordinating a 5 K Run/Walk “Restoring your Balance” and to raise funds for crime victims and for those who suffer from PTSD.
We all know that exercise is one of the best ways to restore the balance and stress in our life along with other healthy alternatives such as healthy eating, yoga, and spiritual resiliency to name a few. The invigorating fresh air, along with the scenic view of Lake St. Clair will promote a sense of tranquility and peace along the 5K route to kick off the start towards restoring balance and health in your life. The funds will be used to expand crime victim services and to those who suffer from PTSD.
Whether you are a crime victim, or know someone who is a victim of a crime, then you may already understand the impact that crime has on a person’s overall biopsychosocial well-being, and many crime victims will go to develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The PTSD Research Institute provides services to crime victims to help them restore the balance back in their life through individual counseling, education, and support, collaboration with families, outside agencies, court advocacy, and the criminal justice system. Additionally, the Michigan Forensic Intervention Services will be promoting awareness on animal cruelty. Animal cruelty awareness is often seen in animal organizations; however many people do not realize that animal cruelty is a precursor towards the potential for domestic violence and other violent crimes. Animal cruelty and abuse are used as manipulative tactics and weapons towards victims to intimidate, coerce, and frighten the victim of abuse into submission. Animal abusers are 5 times more likely to abuse humans. Animal abuse and domestic violence go hand in hand.
Regardless of the type of crime perpetrated against the victim, just one crime can impact so many, such as the crime victim, their family, society, the health care system, the criminal justice system, child protective services, the welfare system, and the educational system are some. Bring your family, and your pets for the 5K walk/run!Pets must be on a leash.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Institute and Michigan Forensic Intervention Services
586-823-2120 or 586-439-0141
Event schedule and times
When: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 10:00am Registration Participants can Run/walk between 10:00am until 2:00pm
Where: Lake St Clair Metro Beach Park 31300 Metro Parkway Harrison Township MI 48045
Registration Fee: $25.00 This includes the $7.00 entrance fee into the park.