Sheriff's Office Receives Comfort Packs to Assist Crime Victims Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, at a press conference this afternoon, announced that the Sheriff's Office has received 200 Comfort Back Packs through a partnership with the State University of New York under the "SUNY's Got Your Back" program. These back packs are filled with items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, lotion, deodorant, tissues, crayons, notebooks, pens & pencils, toothbrushes, stress balls, various types of resource & reference materials, and a handwritten message of support for victims and survivors of crimes, sexual assaults, and domestic violence. When victims seek assistance from law enforcement, often they come in with little more than the clothes that they are wearing. According to Sheriff Maciol, members of the Sheriff's Office and the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center will have access to these bags so that they can provide them to victims in an effort to bring them as much support as possible during these difficult times. The Sheriff's Office also plans to work with SUNY so that they can also provide a supply of back packs to all of the schools within Oneida County. The "SUNY's Got Your Back" program is funded through a grant with the New York State Office of Victim Services that was initially announced by Governor Cuomo in the Fall of 2018. (attached photo from left to right: Sgt. Donna Campbell, Officer Curtis Morgan, and Sheriff Robert Maciol, with SUNY representatives)