National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), Cobb DA Flynn Broady announced several events planned for next week. Since 1981, NCVRW is a time designated to renew our commitment to serving all victims of crime, to acknowledge the achievements in victim services and allied professions, to honor those who have gone above and beyond in their service to others, and to remember crime victims and survivors. This is the 40th anniversary of the event, which was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.This year’s theme is “Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.”
Local events will include:
April 18, from 3-5 p.m. — The Crime Victims Advocacy Council and First Baptist Church, Decatur, will host the 31st Annual Homicide Memorial outside the church, located at 308 Clairemont Avenue in Decatur. Broady will speak at the event.
April 22, 1 p.m. – Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and partner agencies will host a virtual ceremony.
April 24 – Premiere of “Run for Justice,” a virtual 5K run/walk fundraiser to benefit LiveSafe Resources and SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center. Participation is limited to the DA’s office and partner agencies, though the hope is to make it an annual public event beginning next year.
“Victims suffer emotionally, physically, and financially from the criminal acts committed against them. As a community and as service providers, we have an obligation to recognize the impact of crime on victims and to provide resources and assistance to help victims heal,” said Kim McCoy, director of the DA’s Victim Witness Assistance Unit. “This week of recognition and these planned events reinforce the commitment of this office to serve crime victims with dignity, respect, and honor and to engage community partners in the continuation of victim services, to build trust, and to engage the entire community in these efforts.”