Victims’ Rights Takes Center Stage in April – NCVRW 2018
Every year, organizations around the country honor crime victims during a week of observance under the leadership of the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice. That week is called “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week,” and it takes place April 8 – 14 this year. Marsy’s Law for Maine is proud to participate.
The purpose of NCVRW is to celebrate achievements in the area of crime victims’ rights. It is also to raise awareness and reflect on the work that still needs to be done.
According to the director of OVC, “This year’s theme — Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims — reflects a vision to build partnerships between criminal justice and victim service professionals, businesses, researchers, healthcare providers, educators, policymakers, houses of worship, and a host of other social and civic groups.”
We are grateful for the partnerships we have in Maine, and the new ones we continue to build. Together we will be better able to reach all crime victims with the services and support they need and move our effort forward to make sure every crime victim in our state has the common-sense equal rights in Maine’s criminal justice system they deserve.
Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for more information on how you can honor crime victims during NCVRW. We hope all of our partners, supporters, and volunteers will participate in one or more of the many activities taking place the week of April 8 to honor Maine’s courageous crime victims and survivors.