National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is Next Week!
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) will take place from April 19-25, 2020. The week is dedicated to raising awareness of victims’ rights while recognizing the hard work of those who work in the crime victims’ field. This year’s national theme is “Seek Justice. Ensure Victims' Rights. Inspire Hope.”
Marsy’s Law for Georgia wants to encourage Georgians to follow the theme by doing the following:
Seek Justice: Find organizations in your city that support victims’ rights and find ways to get involved and volunteer within the organization. Below are some organizations that Marsy’s Law for Georgia recommends.
- Atlanta Victim Assistance
Crime Victims Advocacy Council (CVAC)
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, CVAC is providing online non-traditional support in the form of Grief Coaching. They also are providing online Group Support everyTuesday and Thursday evening. Visit their website for more information.
- Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia (PAC)
- Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
- Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program
- Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV)
- Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV)
Ensure Victims' Rights: Register for an online webinar or event to ensure you are well-educated on victims’ rights and can help those in need whether it’s yourself, a family member, friend, or colleague.
One of Marsy’s Law for Georgia’s partners, the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council (PAC) of Georgia, is hosting webinars all this week. See below for a preview of a few and be sure to contact their office to secure your spot.
- April 13, 2020
Description: Ms. Sharla Jackson and Dr. Rita Davis-Cannon will present on, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Marsy’s Law But Were Afraid to Ask." This presentation is the start of PAC’s track: "Seek Justice: Ensure Victims’ Rights: Inspire Hope." This presentation is one of five that they will be offering from April 13-16, 2020.
- April 16, 2020
Event: Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia (PAC)’s Surviving DV/SA During the COVID-19 – Webinar
Description: "Seek Justice: Ensure Victims’ Rights: Inspire Hope." Featuring guest speaker Dr. Eloise Sepeda from Texas who will be presenting on, "Surviving DV/SA During the COVID-19."
- April 18-19, 2020
Georgia News Network Radio Interview Highlighting Marsy’s Law and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia’s Partnership.
Click here to find the station that airs in your location.
Inspire Hope: If you’re a victim and want to help others who are currently going through a similar situation, please be sure to share your story by submitting it to Marsy’s Law for Georgia’s website: https://www.victimsrightsga.com/share_your_story
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