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Crime Victims' Rights Week

The week of April 22-28 has been designated Crime Victims' Rights Week by the U.S. Department of Justice through it's Office for Victims of Crime.  It is one way the federal government works to educate the public about victimization and refer those who have been hurt by crime to resources that can help them.

On Wednesday, April 25, a candlelight vigil will be held in Sunnyside in order to draw attention to the rights of crime victims and their families.  Those who deal regularly with victims indicate that vigils also can lead to greater emotional healing for victims.