Why is it so meaningful when a business helps?
- Crime is socially stigmatizing and isolating.
- It shows a victim that their community cares about them and acknowledges that what happened to them was wrong.
- Crime disrupts people’s lives – this hurts business and the local economy.
More than 45 business owners contribute to the Parallel Justice Business Network, which supports victims through services and discounts.
What does business support look like?
As a member of the Parallel Justice Business Network, you can provide assistance directly related to the impact of the crime:
- Donated goods (i.e. clothing, gift cards)
- Flexibility with billing and payment plans
- Priority given to victims
- Discounts (for example, ACME Glass gives 20% off the cost of window replacement; and Ski Rack ofers a standing discount)
What else can business support look like?
Other businesses donate items that can help a person feel better and know that their community cares, like:
- Haircuts, massage, manicure, pedicure, facials
- Tickets to movies, music or theater performances
- Jewelry or clothing
Other things businesses can do to help
- Become a member of the Parallel Justice Business Network
- Hang a poster/make brochures available
- Prioritize victims’ needs
- Donate money to the Victim’s Fund
- Make an in-kind donation of goods or services to our Resource Bank
- Refer an individual to the program
- Join the Parallel Justice Commission
Safety is our right, and everyone’s responsibility. We can’t do it without you!