National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
April 21-27, 2013
Theme: ”New Challenges. New Solutions.”
Theme colors: midnight blue and orange
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is observed in April to promote victims’ right and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme “New Challenges. New Solutions.” reflects the challenges faced by advocates and addresses the continuous need to effectively serve victims. The Mobile County District Attorney’s Office has planned several events to bring awareness to this national campaign and looks forward to observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with you.
Tuesday, April 23 - High School Essay Contest Finalist Announcement
Mobile County high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate. Essay must be postmarked by April 15,2013. Please review the Guidelines and Entry form below for contest details.
Crime Education - Bienville Square - 11:00am-1:30pm
Inform individuals about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. There will also be materials available about crime and crime prevention.
Thursday, April 25 - Remembrance Vigil - Cathedral Square - 6:30pm-7:30pm
The vigil will honor those that have lost their life due to crime. Family/friends of homicide victims are welcome to attend, along with the general public.
Saturday, April 27 - Community Awareness Rally - 10:00am-12pm
Public Safety Memorial Park (2301 Airport Blvd. Mobile,AL 36606)
Promote crime victims issues. There will be victim assistance providers available with resources along with guest speakers.
An informational booth will be set up on the ground floor of Government Plaza April 22-26. Artwork will also be on display by Amanda Youngblood. For more information on the artist, please visit the link below.
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|Resources for Crime Victims||Download|
Essay Contest Guidelines
|Essay Contest Entry form||Download|