National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
April 6-12, 2014
Theme: “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice”
Theme colors: cornflower blue and black
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is observed each April to promote victims’ right and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice” highlights the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) that created the Crime Victims Fund in 1984. VOCA Funds are collected from criminal fines and other monetary penalties from federal criminal offenders investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by U.S. Attorney’s nationwide. These Funds are used exclusively to support crime victim services, including crime victim compensation programs.
Please join the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office, city officials, law enforcement personnel, victim service agencies, crime victims, and community members as we observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week on April 6-12, 2014.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Mobile City Council will acknowledge NCVRW at the City Council Meeting. The meeting will begin at 10:30am. We are requesting victims of various crimes to be present. NCVRW T-shirts will be provided to individuals in attendance.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A Vigil will be held from 6:30-7:30pm at Cathedral Square. We will honor victims of all types of crime and also remember those who have lost their lives due to crime. Family members of homicide victims are encouraged to bring a picture of their loved one.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
NCVRW will conclude at Bel-Air Mall from 12:00-2:00pm. Victim service providers will be available and there will also be community awareness presentations.
For additional details regarding National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, please contact a Victim Service Officer at 251-574-8400.