Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Posted on: April 2, 2019

Crime Victims’ Rights Week is an annual commemoration in the United States that promotes victims’ rights and services. The week is marked by an award ceremony held in Washington, D.C., in which individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services are recognized. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week has been celebrated every April since 1981. It is a time of national remembrance and is dedicated to advancing the policies and programs instituted to help victims of crime.

Many was on hand as Mayor Magee signed the Proclamation, survivors were honored and the display of sympathy overwhelmed the room.

After the signing, family members proceeded to the front steps to release balloons in honor of their family members and friends who were crime victims.