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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 5, 2019

U.S. Attorney: Victims of Crime Deserve Justice

WICHITA, KAN. – U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister will take part in events this month to recognize the rights of crime victims.

 “Crime can have a lasting impact on any person,” McAllister said. “Our office supports communities and victim service providers as they work to help victims to face their grief, loss and fear while seeking to find hope and renewal.”

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 7-13, and Take Back the Night events this month focus on victims of crime as well as those who advocate on their behalf, McAllister said.

“Take Back the Night highlights efforts by victim advocates and law enforcement to build a community that is free of the threat of sexual assault and promote an atmosphere of healing for those impacted by it.”

The U.S. Department of Justice will host the Office for Victims of Crime’s annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2019, to honor outstanding individuals and programs that serve victims of crime.

“Victims of crime deserve justice. This Department works every day to help them recover and to find, prosecute, and convict those who have done them harm,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “During this National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, we pause to remember the millions of Americans who have been victims of crime and we thank public servants who have served them in especially heroic ways. This week the men and women of the Department recommit ourselves once again to ensuring that crime victims continue to have a voice in our legal system, to securing justice for them, and to preventing other Americans from suffering what they have endured."

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Updated April 5, 2019