April 6, 2014 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 is “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.”
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 7, 2014 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 7 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
Crime Victims’ Rights Week Calendar
Fifth Annual Victims’ Rights Rally sponsored by California Victim Compensation Program
District Attorney Ramos will be attending the California Crime Victims’ Rights Rally & March in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 8, at 10 AM.
25th Annual March on the Capitol sponsored by Crime Victims United
In recognition of victims’ rights District Attorney Ramos is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 8 at 11:30 AM.
Victims’ Rights Candlelight Vigil hosted by San Bernardino Police Department
District Attorney Ramos is scheduled to attend a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, April 8, hosted by the San Bernardino Police Department at 6:30 p.m.
15th Annual Candlelight Remembrance hosted by Families & Friends of Murder Victims
The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2010, at the Rancho Cucamonga Civic Center. District Attorney Ramos will be the keynote speaker at the event.
Victim Memorial Display Boards will also 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.