Getting Ready For National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is coming up, April 10-16, and throughout Montana we will be conducting events to raise awareness of victims’ issues.
The annual event, established in 1981 by Ronald Reagan, promotes victims rights and services in addition to honoring those who’ve been affected by crime. Across the country, victims, advocates, and many others will attend local events ranging from awards ceremonies to candlelight vigils. This year’s theme according to NCVRW sponsor, the Office for Victims of Crime, is Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope; which seeks to underscore “the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery.”
As part of our NCVRW efforts, we are gathering testimonials by those in our state who have been affected by crime. We encourage you to share your story to help legislators and local elected officials understand the terrible impacts that crime has in our state, and how Marsy’s Law will help by empowering crime victims. Please get in touch through our website or on Facebook and tell us your story. You can make a difference for victims’ rights in Montana and beyond.