For the first time ever, our field has a U.S. Congressional House of Representatives resolution that honors National Crime Victims’ Rights Week!
Thank you to Congressman Jim Costa, Co-founder and Chair of the Congressional Crime Survivors and Justice Caucus (formerly “Victims’ Rights Caucus”) for this resolution recognizing #2020NCVRW.
“In support of 2020 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) introduced a resolution recognizing the vital needs of crime victims and survivors across the country and throughout the world. The 2020 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week theme— “Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope” – emphasizes how victim service providers and others can help all survivors in the aftermath of criminal victimization.”
“NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 19 through April 25, 2020, as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. I urge all Americans, families, law enforcement, community and faith-based organizations, and private organizations to work together to support victims of crime and protect their rights.” Read more from President Trump’s proclamation here.