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 10–16, 2016. This year’s theme, "Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope,” underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery.
In honor of crime victims, this year the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office will hold a special memorial on Monday, April 11, 2016 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.
The memorial will feature the Redlands East Valley Choir, under the direction of Rita Stevens. The singers will perform 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 Rose Madsen of Family and Friends of Murder Victims. A bagpipe tribute will also take place beside the bronze “Officer Down” statue in honor of the county’s fallen officers.
Throughout the week of the memorial we will release links via Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #NCVRW2016