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Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime Hosts Candlelight Vigil to Commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 26, 7-8 P.M.

WASHINGTON – The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime will host the National Crime Victims' Rights Week Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. This year's theme--- "Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.”-- calls upon communities to amplify the voices of survivors and create environments where survivors have the confidence that they will be heard, believed and supported. The free event will have special guest speakers, along with musical performances by the American Pops Orchestra and Kelly Jackson of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Who:Kristina Rose, Director, Office for Victims of Crime
 Anna Nasset, Speaker and Activist, Stand Up Resources
 Jerome Brown, Statewide Training Director, SNUG Street Outreach Program, New York Division of Criminal Justice Services
 Roberta Roper, Founder and Secretary, Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, Inc.
What:National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Candlelight Vigil
When:Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 7-8 p.m. EST
Where:Washington, D.C. – National Mall (Central Panel at 4th Street NW)

ENTRY DETAILS: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license or passport) as well as valid media credentials. For security purposes, media check-in and equipment setup may begin as early as 5:30 p.m. RSVP and logistic inquiries should be directed to Kara McCarthy before Wednesday, April 26 at noon. You can contact her at [email protected] or 202.598.6989.


About the Office of Justice Programs

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.

More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


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Date Published: April 24, 2023