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Press Release
April 17, 2013
For Immediate Release

 Contact:

Christopher Lee
Public Affairs Officer
(909) 382-3665 


District Attorney to Honor Crime Victims and Advocates During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

 

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – April 21 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—“New Challenges. New Solutions”—will celebrate the commitment to transform victim services in the 21st century.

District Attorney Ramos will be attending a candlelight vigil hosted by the San Bernardino Police Department April 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will take place on the steps of the San Bernardino Police Department and will honor the men, women and children who have lost their lives due to violent crime in the City of San Bernardino.  

Additionally, Families & Friends of Murder Victims (FFMV) will be hosting the 14th Annual Candlelight Remembrance to honor victims of crime. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Rancho Cucamonga Civic Center. District Attorney Ramos will be the opening guest speaker at the event.

On April 27, District Attorney Ramos will be speaking at the High Desert Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Walk at the Victorville Police Station at 9 a.m. To register for the walk, visit www.childrensnetwork.eventbrite.com.

Victim Memorial Display Boards will be on exhibit at the Fontana and Victorville District Attorney Offices during Victims’ Rights Week. For more information about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, please contact the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Bureau of Victim Services at (909) 382-3669.

Additional events include:

Prayer Vigil

Wednesday, April 24

The Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church

115 W. Olive Avenue, Redlands

7:00 p.m. Prayer Service

Weather permitting, refreshments will follow in Courtyard

Celebrant:  Bishop Gerald Barnes

Everyone is invited to attend. Guests are encouraged to bring a picture/memento if there is someone you would like to remember. For more information, contact Sister Sue Reif, OSF, Director of Restorative Justice, Diocese of San Bernardino: sreif@sbdiocese.org or (909) 380-3800

 

Prayer Vigil

Wednesday, April 24

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

15512 Sixth St., Victorville

7:00 p.m. Prayer Service

Everyone is invited to attend. Guests are encouraged to bring a picture/memento if there is someone you would like to remember. For more information, contact Steve Gomez at the Office of Restorative Justice, Diocese of San Bernardino:  (909) 475-5479 or sgomez@sbdiocese.org. For information in Spanish, contact Sister Rosario Coronado at (760) 956-2455.

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