Yolo County DA’s Office Celebrates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19-25

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) - April 7, 2015 - Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Yolo County Victim Services Program will recognize 2015 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) with the Ninth Annual Crime Victims’ Tribute.

This year’s NCVRW will be held April 19-25 and the theme “Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims.” presents Yolo County Victim Services with the opportunity to highlight the diversity of our communities, expand partnerships to serve victims of crime, enhance efforts to meet victims where they are, and empower crime victims as they pursue justice and recovery.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is a wonderful opportunity to renew our commitment to underserved crime victims, to create partnerships, and to enhance the services and offerings from local providers to ensure that all victims of crime receive the necessary support to address their victimization and begin the healing process on their terms. This year’s NCVRW theme is “Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims.” It emphasizes that everyone in the community is an integral part of creating safe, tolerant, and welcoming environments for all individuals regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, living and family situation, disability, or immigration status.

“Engaging the Yolo County community in service to victims of crime is a driving goal of our work,” said Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig. “By seeking collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations that are concerned about these issues, we are able to significantly enhance the comfort, care and services we provide to those harmed by crime.”

Yolo County Victim Services will open National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with their annual Crime Victims’ Tribute which will be held on April 20, 2015 from 12pm – 12:50pm. The event will be held at the Woodland Opera House at 340 Second Street, Woodland. The tribute honors Yolo County crime victim survivors and their families.

We invite the entire community to attend the tribute and join us as we recognize individuals not only as victims but as brave survivors who are part of our strong community. For additional information about 2015 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and how to help victims in your community, please contact Yolo County Victim Services at (530) 666-8187 or visit www.yoloda.org.

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