This Week is National Crime Victims Rights Week

District Attorney General James B. Dunn would like to inform you that this week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The first Crime Victims’ Rights Week (later renamed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week) was established by Ronald Reagan in 1981 as a part of an expanding initiative to provide for victims of crimes (later manifested in Executive Order 12360), signed in 1982, which established the President’s Task Force on Victims of Crime. The office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads the nation in the observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Communities across the nation sponsor local events to mark the week and raise awareness about victims’ rights and services. Every year my office holds a ceremony to honor and remember victims of violent crime. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic I had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s ceremony. This year’s theme is Seek Justice| Ensure Victims’ Rights| Inspire Hope. It is my hope that all victim’s in the 4th Judicial District know my staff and I are always here to support you not only during National Crime Victims’ Rights week, but through your entire journey through the criminal justice process.

Source: The office of James B. Dunn, District Attorney