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Crime Victims Rights Week
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Crime Victims Rights Week

April 18, 2013 – District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that his office will pay homage to those intimately affected by crime during the annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

“Those who have been hurt by the criminal actions of others are harmed in many ways, yet they are often some of the strongest people I’ve met. Our vigil aims to recognize their suffering and remember those who didn’t survive,” District Attorney Vic Reynolds said. “We are also pleased to open our office for people in the community we serve. This office belongs to them, after all.”

Kimberly B. McCoy, director of the Victim Witness Unit in the Cobb District Attorney’s Office, said,   “Victims of crime suffer emotional, financial, and physical trauma as a result of the crimes inflicted upon them. The least we can do as a society is stand up for victims’ rights, ensuring that victims are kept informed of, allowed to participate in, and advised of options surrounding the criminal justice process.”

“Community awareness about the impact of crime not only informs the public of the plight of crime victims, it also honors the surviving spirit of victims and educates everyone about what services are available to crime victims,” McCoy said. “Access to the Office through avenues such as our open house allows both victims and the community a way to interact with office staff to gain a better understanding of our roles and tasks in seeking justice.”

Events, in Cobb and around Georgia, to mark the annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week include:
• A Safety Rules Rule! family festival on Saturday, April 20 at the Cobb County Safety Village. The festival is hosted by SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center and will feature Radio Disney AM590, interactive games, prizes and more. The free festival will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The Safety Village is at 1220 Al Bishop Dr., Marietta, 30008.
• The Crime Victims Advocacy Council will host a memorial service for those who have lost a loved one to homicide, on Sunday, April 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. The church is at 308 Clairemont Ave., Decatur.

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