Attorney General Holder addressing the audience at the Candlelight Ceremony.

Attorney General Holder addressing the audience at the Candlelight Ceremony. “So long as I am Attorney General, this Department of Justice will do everything in its power to prevent and combat crime and to help victims overcome its effects…. The administration plans to make historic investments to combat violence and abuse.... I’m committed to this progress. I’m proud to count you all as partners in this work. And tonight – as we light our candles, bow our heads and share a moment of silence – let us reflect upon what we can, and what I know we will, accomplish together to further victims’ rights.”

Photo by Craig Crawford for The Department of Justice