Thursday, 11 April 2013

National Crime Victims' Rights Week rapidly approaching

National Crime Victims' Rights Week rapidly approaching, During the week of Apr. 21-27, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC - ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/) will lead communities across the country in observance of the 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The OVC is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of victims’ rights for any type of violent or nonviolent crime and to honor those who advocate for them.

The National Center for Victims of Crime (victimsofcrime.org) is one of the leading advocacy organizations to help crime victims.

The organization is helping to promote National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, but also provides resources to help victims.

Those resources include a Connect Directory to find assistance, a listing of national assistance hotlines, and training for those wishing to help victims.

On Apr. 24, the OVC will recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding support of crime victims and victim services. For more information on the event, visit the OVC event page.

Those interested in learning more about how to help crime victims can begin at victimsofcrime.org/training or can use the Connect Directory to find a local organization with volunteer opportunities.

In addition to his columns on Examiner.com, Terry Ambrose (terryambrose.com) also writes mysteries and suspense.

In a review of his latest novel, the San Francisco Book Review said, “On all levels License to Lie justifiably earned this five star rating!”

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