Las Cruces to recognize Crime Victims' Rights month

Las Cruces to recognize Crime Victims' Rights month
MGN Online
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 11:19am

The Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit will join several area organizations and programs in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Month with local activities planned for April 5.

The Crime Victims’ Expo and Walk, in memory of victims of violent crime, will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Klein Park near the corner of north Mesquite Street and Griggs Avenue. In attendance during the Expo will be several exhibitors, with giveaways and activities for adults and children.

The Expo is free to the public.

Victims of violent crimes, and family and friends of victims of crimes, are invited to attend the events which are free and open to the public.

The National Crime Victims’ Rights Month is sponsored locally by Victims’ Assistance Units from the Las Cruces Police Department, Dona Ana County and the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office; the Mesilla Valley DWI Resource Center; La Pinon; La Casa; Alpha Phi Sigma; the Las Cruces Weed and Seed Program; and the City of Las Cruces.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Month is observed each April by the Office for Victims of Crimes, a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice. Crime Victims’ Rights Week activities are intended to raise awareness of victims’ rights and honor those who advocate for them

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