Each April since 1981, Office for Victims of Crime has facilitated the annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

To the founders of the victims’ rights movement, justice meant that all victims — regardless of geography, demographics, or financial status —would have the rights and services they need in the aftermath of a crime. This year’s theme “Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim” recommits to this ideal.

While many local communities observe Crime Victims’ Rights Week in various ways, Texas organizations working at the state level have collaborated to hold an event in Austin for the last several years. Please join us Thursday, April 26 for the statewide observance of NCVRW.

This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Representative Mark Strama and will recognize survivors who have overcome victimization and celebrate the services that provide many victims with hope for healing. Please read below for more details.

Please join us:

When: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7 PM
Where: The Great Hall
Family Life Center
1300 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX

A food reception will follow.