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Hall County Government is commemorating National Crime Victims’Rights Week (NCVRW), April 8-14, 2018, to raise awareness about crime victims’issues and rights and introduce the community to the important resources andservices available.
“This is our opportunity to promote victims’ rights and tohonor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf,” said Hall County DistrictAttorney Lee Darragh.
The Hall County Solicitor’s Office and Hall County DistrictAttorney’s Office will commemorate the advancement of victims’ rights andhighlight issues surrounding victimization by holding a Victims’ Rights WeekCeremony on Friday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hall County Sheriff’s Officeon Browns Bridge Road to honor champions in advocating for expanded support andservices to communities affected by crime.
“This event celebrates how the investment of communities incrime victims expands the opportunity for victims to share their experiencesand celebrate their survivorship, connect with services, and receive thesupport they need,” said Hall County Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard.
According to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statisticssurvey, victims experience more than five million violent crimes and nearly 15million property victimizations a year.
For additional ideas on how to support victims of crime,visit the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) of the U.S. Department of Justice’swebsite at www.ovc.gov.