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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Victim Advocates, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement And Others Join In Recognition Of Crime Victims' Rights Week Today

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Second Annual Walk/Run for Justice 5K Set to kick off at Noon 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia, along with victim advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement and others will host an event at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston TODAY in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week  Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster and Lt. Keith Vititoe with Kanawha County Sheriff Office are invited speakers.  This event is being held in conjunction with the nationwide observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which began on April 6.  The ceremony today is being held in conjunction with the 14th Annual Operation Reach Out.  Operation Reach Out is a collaboration of federal, state and local organizations that was formed to raise awareness for NCVRW in West Virginia.  This year’s theme for week is “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.”

WHO:   
Chief Brent Webster, Charleston Police Department
Lt. Keith Vititoe, Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office
Staff representing local and statewide advocacy programs
Survivors of crime
Various federal, state and local officials

WHERE:
Haddad Riverfront Park

Kanawha Boulevard Charleston, WV

WHEN:  
TODAY, April 10, 2014

TIME:    
The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the Walk/Run for Justice 5K will kick off at noon. 
Route:  Haddad Riverfront Park to the West Virginia State Capitol Complex and back.

Updated January 7, 2015