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A Different Kind of #TrueCrime Podcast. Each week we alternate interviews between survivors & nonprofits that help victims in similar situations.

Utah Survivors Utah Survivors Podcast

    • True Crime
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A Different Kind of #TrueCrime Podcast. Each week we alternate interviews between survivors & nonprofits that help victims in similar situations.

    Episode 43- Surviving Child Sexual Assault and Seeking Help as an Adult with Martha

    Episode 43- Surviving Child Sexual Assault and Seeking Help as an Adult with Martha

    May is National Mental Health Month and to honor that we are featuring survivors and organizations that advocate for and serve survivors through mental health services. 

    Martha didn't tell anyone she had been assaulted as a child until she was an adult. She went to therapy and things got harder. After encouragement from her family, she applied for and attended the Younique Foundation's Haven Retreat. She credits the Haven Retreat with not only saving her life but saving the lives of dozens of other people she has helped and encouraged to receive mental health services as a result of that.

    Mental Health Month Links: https://youniquefoundation.org/may-is-national-mental-health-month/

    If you or someone you know is a adult survivor of childhood sexual assault here are some links to help.

    National:
    https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline

    https://victimsofcrime.org/help-for-crime-victims/national-hotlines-and-helpful-links

    Local:
    https://victimsofcrime.org/help-for-crime-victims/national-hotlines-and-helpful-links
    http://www.utahvictimsclinic.org/

    https://www.ucasa.org/resources
    https://www.udvc.org/resources/get-help-now.html
    https://slcfamilyjusticecenter.org/

    https://www.youniquefoundation.org

    https://dcfs.utah.gov/
    Support the show (https://secure.givelively.org/donate/utah-domestic-violence-legal-services)

    • 37 min
    Episode 42- Surviving Attempted Homicide with Rachel

    Episode 42- Surviving Attempted Homicide with Rachel

    In what could only be described as Lifetime movie script, Rachel has been through hell and back on more than one occasion, and survived multiple homicide attempts from her former best friend and roommate. This roommate injected her with E. Coli, K. Oxytoca, VRSA and attempted to inject her with MRSA. She messed with her medications and injected her with insulin and other non-traceable but potentially deadly items. Hear how Rachel went from bed-ridden to thriving! 

    Music- “DNA by Na-G feat. Amber Lynn”
    If you are victim of crime and are seeking help there are resources available- 
    National:
    https://victimsofcrime.org
    Local-
    https://www.utahlegalservices.org/
    https://www.legalaidsocietyofsaltlake.org/
    https://timplegal.com/
    http://www.utahvictimsclinic.org/ 
    https://www.udvc.org/resources/get-help-now.html
    Support the show (https://secure.givelively.org/donate/utah-domestic-violence-legal-services)

    • 48 min
    Episode 41- "Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities."-National Crime Victims Rights Week 2021

    Episode 41- "Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities."-National Crime Victims Rights Week 2021

    This week celebrate National Crime Victims Rights Week, which is from April 18-24. So, this week is a little different than our other podcasts. We interview several victims and victim advocates and ask them why this years NCVRW theme is so important. "Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities."
    If you would like to speak to someone about victims rights, feel free to call Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic at 801-746-1204.
    Participate in this weeks social media campaign to bring awareness to victims rights in Utah by painting one ring finger blue. "Paint One Blue Nail to Stand for Victims’ Rights" and use the hashtag #1nailblue and #NCVRW2021
    For the events scheduled go to Utah’s National Crime Victims Rights Facebook Page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/ncvrwutah


    Victims Rights can be found here https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title77/Chapter37/77-37.html?v=C77-37_1800010118000101
    Victims Constitutional Rights can be found https://le.utah.gov/xcode/ArticleI/Article_I,_Section_28.html?v=UC_AI_S28_1800010118000101

    Music- “DNA by Na-G feat. Amber Lynn”
    If you are victim of crime and are seeking help there are resources available- 
    National:
    https://victimsofcrime.org
    Local-
    https://www.utahlegalservices.org/
    https://www.legalaidsocietyofsaltlake.org/
    https://timplegal.com/
    http://www.utahvictimsclinic.org/ 
    https://www.udvc.org/resources/get-help-now.html
    Support the show (https://secure.givelively.org/donate/utah-domestic-violence-legal-services)

    • 34 min
    Episode 40- Surviving Stalking with South Salt Lake City Councilwoman Corey Thomas

    Episode 40- Surviving Stalking with South Salt Lake City Councilwoman Corey Thomas

    Corey met her stalker while she was canvassing for her election. At first he seemed helpful but things quickly took a turn when he started harassing her and sending her inappropriate messages and pictures. Corey was able to get a stalking injunction which her perpetrator violated multiple times. Listen as Brandon and Alex talk with Corey about her experience as a survivor and with the justice system. 

    If you are victim of domestic violence and are seeking help there are resources available: 
    National- http://ncadv.org/
    Local-
    https://www.utahlegalservices.org/
    https://www.legalaidsocietyofsaltlake.org/
    https://timplegal.com/
    http://www.utahvictimsclinic.org/
    https://www.ucasa.org/
    https://www.udvc.org/resources/get-help-now.html
    Support the show (https://secure.givelively.org/donate/utah-domestic-violence-legal-services)

    • 40 min
    Episode 39- Homicide Detective Chad Sorenson

    Episode 39- Homicide Detective Chad Sorenson

    Chad Sorenson has a passion for helping victims of crime and the communities he continues to serve. Listen as Brandon and Alex talking with Chad about his experiences as a homicide detective in Salt Lake County. 

    Utah Homicide Survivors' therapy group happens every other Wednesday from 7 pm - 9 pm. to sign up visit http://www.utahhomicidesurvivors.org/support

    If you are a survivor of homicide there are resources for you. Please reach out to Utah Homicide Survivors to get connected with these resources at 801-500-9077 or http://www.utahhomicidesurvivors.org 

    If you are victim of domestic violence and are seeking help there are resources available: 
    National- http://ncadv.org/
    Local-
    https://www.utahlegalservices.org/
    https://www.legalaidsocietyofsaltlake.org/
    https://timplegal.com/
    http://www.utahvictimsclinic.org/
    https://www.ucasa.org/
    https://www.udvc.org/resources/get-help-now.html
    Support the show (https://secure.givelively.org/donate/utah-domestic-violence-legal-services)

    • 46 min
    Episode 38- From Victim to Survivor to Advocate with Wendy Jessen

    Episode 38- From Victim to Survivor to Advocate with Wendy Jessen

    When Wendy came forward about her victimization she realized it made her a better advocate for other victims of sexual violence. Wendy serves as a victim advocate for Cedar City/Iron County Sheriffs offices and is a strong voice for those who finally feel safe enough to come forward and tell there story. 

    If you are a victim of crime and are in need of financial assistance due to your victimization you can reach the Utah Office for Victims of Crime at 801-238-2360

    If you are victim of domestic violence and are seeking help there are resources available: 
    National- http://ncadv.org/
    Local-
    https://www.utahlegalservices.org/
    https://www.legalaidsocietyofsaltlake.org/
    https://timplegal.com/
    http://www.utahvictimsclinic.org/
    https://www.ucasa.org/
    https://www.udvc.org/resources/get-help-now.html
    https://www.utahhomicidesurvivors.org/
    Support the show (https://secure.givelively.org/donate/utah-domestic-violence-legal-services)

    • 44 min

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