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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2016

DEA participates in VACC Candlelight Tribute for Crime Survivors

San Diego CA— April 10 – 16, 2016 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – a time for law enforcement, prosecutorial agencies, victim advocates and community members to come together and support victims of crime.

Enforcing victim’s rights protects victims, enhances public safety and fosters public confidence in our criminal justice system.  Agencies that partake in this Tribute and those who attend will acknowledge and honor crime victims nationwide.

The Victim Assistance Coordinating Council (VACC) and the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA),  in San Diego, CA invites you to attend the 27th annual Candlelight Tribute for Crime Survivors on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  The Tribute will be held at the San Diego Police Officers’ Association Hall, 8388 Vickers St., San Diego, CA  92111.  The keynote speaker will be Laura E. Duffy, United States Attorney for the Southern District of California.   The Tribute is a time to memorialize victims and to hear inspirational words from local law enforcement agencies, victim advocates and personal stories from the victims themselves.

The Tribute is sponsored by the Victim Assistance Coordinating Council (VACC).  VACC is comprised of the following agencies:  Alliance for Community Empowerment, the Crime and Trauma Recovery Program, the District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Victim Witness Program, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Victim Assistance Program, First Avenue Counseling Centre, the Jenna Druck Center, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Mothers with a Message, Parents of Murdered Children, San Diego Police Department Crisis Intervention, San Diego County Sherriff’s Department, the San Diego Police Officers Association, Therapy Changes, the United States Attorney’s Office Victim/ Witness Program, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and other victim advocates.

By providing a single, uniform message from these agencies and service providers, we can help increase awareness and improve the assistance provided to all crime victims.

To receive further information about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and ideas on how to serve victims in your community please visit www.ovc.gov or www.sdvacc.com.