April 2, 2017 marks the beginning of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to focus on victims of crime and celebrate our nation’s progress in serving them. This year’s theme
Fighting for victims is our passion every day of the year, but this week is an important time to raise awareness in support of victims’ rights to show them that we care about their losses and that we realize their pain is something that lasts an eternity. It also reminds us all in the district attorney’s office why we seek justice for victims of crime.
In honor of our county’s crime victims, this year our office will hold a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Memorial. The event will take place April 3, 2017 in the San Bernardino County Government Center Rotunda.
Last year our office helped over 10,000 victims, whether it was guiding them through the court system or helping them acquire services and restitution. The bottom line is: Having this memorial will provide family members and friends of murder victims a chance to reflect on their loved one and their loss. It’s also a chance for us as a community to recognize that their loss is our loss, and their pain is our pain.
Please save the date of April 3 from noon to 1 pm and make plans to join us as we come together as a community to honor our victims.
- District Attorney Michael Ramos