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April 22, 2022

FDC Recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is proud to recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week during April 24–30, 2022.

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Crime Victims’ Rights Week to acknowledge the abuse and trauma victims of crimes often experience and to recognize victim advocates. Every April, communities across the nation come together to promote awareness about victimization, reaffirm a commitment to reducing trauma for victims and their loved ones, honor crime victims and advocate on their behalf.

The theme for 2022 is Rights, Access, Equity, for all victims. This theme underscores the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by enforcing victims' rights, expanding access to support services,ensuring equity and inclusion for all.

In honor of NCVRW, FDC invites the community to join our staff during the following activities:

  • Sunday, April 24 – The 5th Annual Race for Justice Unity Walk sponsored by the Peyton Tuthill Foundation and the Big Bend Victim Assistance Coalition (BBVAC) at Cascades Park in Tallahassee

  • Monday, April 25 – The BBVAC’s Jill McArthur Victims’ Rights Week Luncheon 2022 at Tallahassee Community College

  • Wednesday, April 27 – Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony and Distinguished Victim Services Awards at the Florida State Capitol

  • Friday, April 29 – Staff training with a local shooting survivor, providing helpful tips on navigating victim trauma, as well as the role of FDC’s Victim Services Unit and information about the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) statewide program

  • April 25 - May 6 – A teddy bear donation drive for Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program

  • For more information on FDC’s Victim Services Unit, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/vict/index.html


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