During the week of April 8–14, communities across the U.S. observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). This year’s theme, “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims,” emphasized the importance of inclusion in victim services. The theme addressed how the services field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to support and how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims.
The Office for Victims of Crime offers a resource guide each year that includes everything needed to host an event in your area. Numerous communities across Texas observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and here, we share photos and stories submitted by a few of our members.
Liliana Z. Mendez
Victim Assistance Program Coordinator in the Cameron County Criminal District Attorney