National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, 2012

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week recognized around the US

Organizations hold events across the country this week, to remember victims, identify different challenges and advocate for a range of solutions.

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Each April since 1981, OVC has helped lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 22-28, 2012Each April since 1981, OVC has helped lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Righ…
tennessean.com: Statistics indicate that in our country, every 6 seconds a violent crime occurs. Every 32 minutes a murder, every 2 minutes a woman is raped, every 35 seconds a child is abused or neglected, and every hour 50 women are victimized by an intimate! For every person victimized, there are numerous co-victims, people who know and love the victim.
Chance to learn about victims’ rightsNational Crime Victims Rights week is April 22-28 and Nashville has planned events that you are invited to attend. Most of us never imagi…
“The people who suffer from them live and breathe and bleed and get broken. And they deserve to be heard.”
Milestone falls during National Crime Victims’ Rights WeekA special milestone for crime victims’ rights across the state is largely thanks to two elected officials from Buchanan County. This year…
“Every year, millions of innocent people become victims of crime. They deserve our understanding, compassion and respect. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time to reach out to victims and help them rebuild their lives.”
Crime victims’ rights recognized " Local news " The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OKENID – Sunday marked the beginning of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and this year’s theme is "Extending the Vision: Reaching Every…
“Many family members said they found it extremely helpful to join support organizations and meet with others who have experienced similar situations.”
Slain remembered, investigators honored at homicide victims’ memorial – SGVTribune.comWHITTIER – Hundreds of people drawn together by the violent loss of a loved one gathered Sunday to support one another, to continue their…
“It is important that we take time to acknowledge the harm done to innocent members of our society by crime, and to show those citizens that they have our support.”
Local ceremony, march planned for Crime Victims Rights WeekCrime victims and advocates will be recognized on Wednesday during a ceremony and march at the Ventura County Government Center. The even…
“(The week) is meant to bring awareness to the community of the plight that crime victims find themselves in when something bad has happened to them because of a crime committed by another person.”
Remember, honor crime victims " Cops, courts and fires " The Herald BulletinVern Crawford walked slowly by the tiny wooden crosses dotting the edges of Citizens Plaza in downtown Anderson. "Each of these 324 cross…
Milestone falls during National Crime Victims’ Rights WeekA special milestone for crime victims’ rights across the state is largely thanks to two elected officials from Buchanan County. This year…
“The movement began in the state following a nationwide push by Ronald Reagan, who passed a similar amendment while governor of California.”
Hudson victim witness program marks Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 22-28 | Hudson Star-Observer | Hudson, WisconsinThe Wisconsin Victim Witness Professionals Association has received funding from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrato…
“In conjunction with this year’s observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, several local events are planned.”
Events observing Crime Victims’ Rights Week | todaysthv.comLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) For the past 30-years, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week has been observed around the country to draw attentio…
“CHANDLER, AZ – Just in time for National Victims’ Right Week,  the Chandler Police Department is offering free self-defense classes from Monday, April 23 through the 28th.”
FREE self-defense classes just in time for Crime Victims’ Rights Week in ChandlerCHANDLER, AZ – Just in time for National Victims’ Right Week, the Chandler Police Department is offering free self-defense classes from M…
 “Since my daddy’s gone his family are the only people who can be the voice for my dad.”
Victims of violent crime remembered at vigilCredit: JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLE By: | Published: April 22, 2012 Jazzmon Dozier, an Abbeville High School student, lit a candle Sunday aft…
“Somehow in my 13-year-old mind I thought it was my fault… my life became a living hell.”
At crime victims’ event, ex-NFL player recalls being assaulted as childBy: | Published: April 23, 2012 Al Chesley, a former professional football player, told a crowd of crime victims and victim advocates her…
“In school surveys, students indicate that teasing, name calling, taunting and bullying are major concerns. Through Peacemaking Education, children will develop interest in conflict resolution, justice and cultural diversity.”
Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 22-28 – DailyPress.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily PressEditor’s Note: The daily Press will publish a series of local opinion pieces this week in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
OBAMA: The incidence of crime in the United States is an affront to our national conscience and cannot be ignored. 
Presidential Proclamation — National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, 2012 | The White HouseThe White House Office of the Press Secretary NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK, 2012 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STAT…

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