The faces of crime victims are those of our family, friends, neighbors, and community members. According to the most recent National Crime Victimization Survey from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1.2 million people were victims of a violent crime excluding simple assault in 2019, a significant decrease from the year before. Now is the time to redouble our efforts so that victimization continues to decline, and fewer and fewer residents of Mobile County become victims of crime.

The Mobile County District Attorney’s Office will honor those who have lost their lives to violent crime, commemorate the advancement of victims’ rights, and highlight issues surrounding victimization by hosting the annual Victims Remembrance Vigil and Resource Fair on Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park in Mobile, AL. Community agencies will be available with resources and available services. We hope to see you as we bring awareness to crime and crime prevention. We encourage victims of all crimes to attend.

This year’s theme— Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities. — celebrates the contributions that we all can make toward building trust in our community’s capacity to support the healing journeys of crime victims. Trust is collective as well as individual, so we are honoring both the individual victims in our community and the groups engaged in building networks of understanding and support.

If you have lost a loved one due to violence, we invite you to bring a picture that will be placed on a remembrance board and participate in a butterfly release.

For additional information please visit our Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/445098393259940

or

Contact our Victims’ Service Director

Leigha Duval at 574-3310.