- Category: Local News
- Created on Monday, 22 April 2013 21:43
San Diego, California - National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is celebrated each year in communities across the nation to honor, acknowledge, and support crime victims. In San Diego, the 24th Annual Candlelight Tribute for Crime Survivors will be held today, at 5:30 p.m. Enforcing victims’ rights protects victims, enhances public safety, and fosters public confidence in our criminal justice system.
The Tribute for Crime Survivors will be held at the San Diego Police Officers’ Association Hall, located at 8388 Vickers St., San Diego, California, 92111. The keynote speaker will be Daphne Hearn, Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The tribute is a time to memorialize victims and to hear inspirational words from local law enforcement agencies and victim advocates. It is also at time to hear personal stories from the victims themselves. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The 2013 tribute is sponsored by the Victim Assistance Coordinating Council, the Alliance for Community Empowerment, the Crime and Trauma Recovery Program, the District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Victim Witness Program, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Victim Assistance Program, First Avenue Counseling Centre, the Jenna Druck Center, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Parents Of Murdered Children, San Diego Police Department Crisis Intervention, San Diego County Sherriff’s Department, the San Diego Police Officers Association, Therapy Changes, the United States Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness Program, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and other victim advocates. By providing a single, uniform message from these agencies and service providers, we can help increase awareness and improve the assistance provided to all crime victims.
For additional information about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and ideas on how to serve victims in your community, please visit www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc, www.crimevictims.gov, or www.sdvacc.com.