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Yates County to recognize Crime Victims Rights Week

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, will be hosting a ceremony to honor those in our community who serve victims of crime and to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights.

Last year, over 5 million individuals were a victim of a crime (according to the 2015 National Crime Victimization Survey conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics).

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) of the U.S. Department of Justice leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme—Strength. Resilience. Justice.—emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary responses and building the capacity of individuals, service providers, and communities to respond to crime and support the ongoing healing of victims and survivors.

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