Crime Victims Advocacy Council to Celebrate 25 Years of Ministry with Gala Dinner


Crime Victims Advocacy Council (CVAC) will celebrate its 25th year in ministry with a dinner on Saturday, September 19, at North Druid Hills Country Club in Decatur. The event will highlight the faith-based nonprofit's efforts to help crime victims to heal.

CVAC was founded by United Methodist clergy Rev. Bruce Cook, Rev. Melinda Jones and Rev. Frank Windom in 1989 and incorporated in 1990. Since then, the organization has provided support and advocacy for crime victims in metro Atlanta. Executive Director Jessalyn Dorsey was honored last year with a national crime victim's award by Congressman John Lewis. 

Mark Winne of WSB TV will emcee the anniversary dinner, which will feature entertainment by Atlanta vocalist Theresa Hightower and Threez Harmony, a talented jazz saxophone player. 

All North Georgia United Methodists are invited to attend. Tickets may be purchased by mailing a check for $125 per person to CVAC, 3101 Paces Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30339. Churches, organizations, and businesses may place an ad in the program for $250 which indicates they support crime victims.