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U.S. Attorney’s Office to Commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced today that on April 7, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota will host a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Awards Ceremony to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and to recognize individuals throughout the state who provide outstanding services to crime victims. The awards ceremony will take place at the Quentin N. Burdick United States Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 655 First Avenue North, Fargo, at 10:30 a.m.

The U. S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of the national Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is 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. The theme also supports OVC’s Vision 21 Initiative, which encourages research, address emerging issues, and building the capacity of victim service organizations by increasing the use of technology and training.

Members of the media will be permitted to bring appropriate still photo, video, and audio equipment to the Jury Assembly Room for purposes of covering this event. The public is also invited to attend.

Updated April 5, 2017

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