April 25, 2013

DCJ Director, Scott Taylor,  District Attorney Rod Underhill, and Denise Pena` appeared before the Board of Commissioners Thursday, April 25th where The Board proclaimed April 21st - 27th as National Crime Victims' Rights Week.  

This year's theme "New Challenges. New Solutions" reflects the spirit that launched the victims' rights movement and inspired its progress; it also renews the field's power to meet new challenges. This commemorative week has been set aside since 1981 to honor crime victims and the first responders, advocates, counselors, and others who assist them in their time of need, and the law enforcement personnel who work to bring offenders to justice.

Victims of crime often suffer immeasurable harm as a result of the criminal conduct inflicted on them. Victim's rights are about promoting a fair and balanced justice system that promotes respect, dignity, and meaningful participation. Without victim's rights, our justice systems fail to provide justice to the most vulnerable members of our community.

DCJ serves a vital role in protecting public safety and the strength of our communities. DCJ has a commitment to victims and to respect and address victims' rights and needs to restore the community. 

To learn more, please visit /dcj/victims-services .