The Crime Victims Resource Center in Austin is marking 40 years in operation

The Crime Victims Resource Center of Mower County is marking 40 years of assisting victims of crime.  Director Tori Miller spoke with John Wright on “Wright Here, Wright Now” on KAUS and talked about the many services the Crime Victims Resource Center provides….

Miller went on to talk about some of the 2,489 services the center has provided in the first seven months of this year…..

The 2,849 services, a 51.6% increase from 2016 were provided in the first seven months this year to 371 victims, a 37.9% increase from 2016.  The Crime Victims Resource Center opened on October 3, 1977 as part of the Mower County Health Center.  In 1985 the center became part of St. Olaf Hospital, now known as Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.  The center’s name was changed to Crime Victims Resource Center in 1996.