National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Posted On March 23, 2017
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Every year in April, the Office for the Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which will be observed in 2017 on April 2 – 8. This year’s theme is Strength. Resilience. Justice reflecting a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges and communities are seeking collective justice and healing. This April, join the Office for Victims of Crime and communities across the country in raising awareness of victims’ rights and services, highlighting local programs, celebrating progress achieved and honoring victims and the professionals who serve them.

Opportunities Near Campus
On Friday, April 7 at 1 p.m., Georgia State University Police is joining the Fulton County Marshal’s Department and Fulton County Sheriff’s Office to honor victims of crime with a one-mile walk around the Lewis Slaton Courthouse. There will be an empty shoe ceremony on the courthouse steps to symbolize victims in our community. The event will be held at 136 Pryor Street, Atlanta GA 30303. For more information, contact the Fulton County Family Violence Task Force or call Student Victim Assistance at 404-413-1965.

Additional Resources:

Student Victim Assistance staff want to be sure students who have been victimized have all of the information, resources and support available to them. Student Victim Assistance is here to assist victimized students as they figure out what they need and how they would like to move forward. Students who would like to make an appointment can contact Student Victim Assistance at 404-413-1965 for confidential support.