The National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which takes place April 10-16 this year, is an annual observance promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
This year’s theme for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Reshaping the future, Honoring the past,” and the week will be observed through a number of memorial ceremonies and other events across the country. Every year, the Office for Victims of Crime in the Department of Justice puts together a resource guide with information about honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. You can find the resource guide here.
KCADP works with several victims’ rights organizations to advocate the replacement of the death penalty with life without parole. The voices of families of homicide victims have been a d strong and eloquent part of our past and continue to shape our future. Please visit the Victim Voices section of our website to hear the words of violent crime victims in Kansas.
For more information about murder victims’ families organizations, please visit Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation and Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights.
So many of the violent homicides in Kansas are the result of domestic violence, including a number of Kansas’ capital cases. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, here are the places where you can find help.
We hope you will join KCADP in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and honoring those who have been a victim of violent crime. Please consider attending one of the following events this week to honor victims’ of crime and learn how you can become an advocate for victims’ rights.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Events in Kansas
Twelfth Annual Memorial Service and Candle Lighting
Monday, April 11, 2011
Forest Grove Baptist Church
1417 North 9th Street, Kansas City, KS
Celebrating Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Dinner and Candle Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, April 14, 2011
1508 W. 12th Avenue, Emporia, KS
Fourteenth Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference
April 27-28, 2011
Convention Hall, Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center
225 West Douglas Avenue # 2, Wichita, KS
This event has a registration fee of $80.