BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced today that on April 13, 2018, 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 William L. Guy Federal Building, Eagle Courtroom, 220 E Rosser Avenue, Bismarck, 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 8-14, by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme—Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims—highlights how the investment of communities in crime victims expands the opportunity for victims to disclose their victimization, connect with services, and receive the support they need. The theme also acknowledges the many barriers facing victims of crime especially those with disabilities, LGBTQ victims, older adults, speakers with limited English proficiency, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and others from historically marginalized communities.
Members of the media will be permitted to bring appropriate still photo, video, and audio equipment to the Eagle Courtroom for purposes of covering this event. The public is also invited to attend.