News and Press

Domestic Violence Support Group – Open Group

By |February 9th, 2017|

Domestic Violence Support Group is an open group setting-Allowing individuals to attend as needed. Meetings are Mondays, February 6, 2017 through April 24, 2017 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm at the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County on arcade street in Watertown

A Streetcar Named Compassion: Why Art Should Disturb

By |October 23rd, 2016|

Article by Donna Shute-Provencher.
Read the full article at Watertown Daily Times

A reader once wrote to the late great Madeleine L’Engle complaining about her use of “dirty words” in “A Ring of Endless Light.”

“How dreary to spend your time counting dirty words,” said the grande dame of young adult fiction, “but not reading the book. […]

Victims Assistance Center paints hydrants purple for domestic violence awareness

By |October 12th, 2016|


Article By: By JEN JACKSON
Read the full article at Watertown Daily Times

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Victims Assistance Center has painted the town purple. Or at least, the fire hydrants.

For the second year around Watertown, 10 fire hydrants have been painted bright purple to raise […]

Breaking Through the Silent Night

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Santa knows how important the Victim's Assistance Center of Jefferson County is, and he never leaves them off his list. This year, Watertown Chrome Divas partners with Santa in delivering donations that the Center always could use. Santa and Mrs. Claus want to make sure the victims have support.

Local Organizations Joined Together to Take A Stand Agains Domestic Violence

By |December 11th, 2015|

On October 29, staff from Jefferson Community College, the Victims Assistance Center, Lewis County Opportunities, and St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House joined together to Take A Stand against domestic violence. Participating agencies collaborated in presenting the Beating Hearts: Stories of Domestic Violence art exhibit. In addition, a remembrance vigil was held in honor of those who have suffered abuse […]

JB Robinson Collects 200 Plush Bears and Dogs for VACJC

By |December 11th, 2015|

Christa from JB Robinson in the Watertown Salmon Run Mall coordinated with regional stores to collect over 200 plush bears and dogs for the Victims Assistance Center. These animals will be given to the children who we see in our programs this holiday season.

Many thanks to Christa, and each of the affiliated stores, for thinking of our […]

These Hands Weren’t Meant for Hurting People

By |December 3rd, 2015|

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Victims Assistance Center asked local 7th grade students to participate in the “These Hands Weren’t Meant For Hurting” project. The intention of the project is to remind youth to be respectful and kind to one another.

The accompanying photos showcase the class who ended the month […]

Purchase a Community Days Booklet and Show Your Support

By |October 19th, 2015|

Purchase a Community Days booklet and show your support for the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County.


By |October 19th, 2015|

Take A Stand is a call to action meant to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). By taking a stand we intend to remain the community that there are still countless people - victims and survivors, their children, their families, their friends, and their communities - impacted by domestic violence and until all victims and survivors can be heard.

VACJC Held the 1st Annual Alumni Support Group Luncheon

By |October 19th, 2015|

The Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County, Inc held the 1st Annual Alumni Support Group Luncheon on October 15th, 2015! This event promotes the development of support systems for prior “graduates” of the VAC DV/ SA Support Group that is conducted yearly for victims of Domestic Violence &/ or Sexual Abuse, as well as their non-offending family members by providing them a format to meet and communicate in a safe and compassionate environment.