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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 16, 2015

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: District Attorney’s Office to Host Second Annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Memorial



SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time to honor crime victims, the surviving families of homicide victims, and those who work directly to assist victims of crime. This year, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be observed April 19–25, 2015. This year’s theme, "Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims,” celebrates those organizations and local partners who empower victims throughout the healing process as they become survivors.

In honor of crime victims, this year the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office will hold a special memorial on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the San Bernardino County Government Center Rotunda from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The government center is located at 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415.

Event Details
The memorial will feature the Redlands East Valley Choir, under the direction of Rita Stevens. The singers will perform three tribute songs in honor of our county’s fallen victims. During the memorial, the District Attorney’s Office will present the Award for Exemplary Service to Victims of Crime to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital for their work with Camp Good Grief. For information about Camp Good Grief, visit
http://ow.ly/LgunD.

A bagpipe tribute will also take place beside the bronze “Officer Down” statue in honor of the county’s fallen officers.

Confirmed Speakers
• District Attorney Mike Ramos
• Honorable James Ramos, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
• Executive Officer Julie Nauman, California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP)
• Jimmy Gonzalez, Camp Good Grief Junior Counselor

Social Media
Throughout the week of the memorial we will release links via Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #NCVRW2015

Contacts: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665

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San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office
303 West 3rd Street, 6th Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415

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It is the mission of the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office to represent the interests of the people in the criminal justice system, as mandated by California State law. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office serves the residents of San Bernardino County by: seeking the truth, protecting the innocent; holding the guilty accountable; preserving the dignity of victims and their families; and, ensuring that justice is done while always maintaining the highest ethical standards.

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