Victims of crime no longer have to suffer alone as they have many organizations to turn to in their time of strife.
Attorney General Jack Conway announced today that his Office of Victims Advocacy received a $5,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 21st through April 27th.
The Attorney General Office was awarded the grant after consideration of nearly 170 Community Awareness Project applications from across the nation.
Officials say the grant will be used for the annual Kentucky Crime Victims Assistance Conference April 22nd and April 23rd and a Crime Victims’ Rights Day rally on May 13th.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is an annual observance to raise the awareness of the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime.
The theme for 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is New Challenges.
General Conway’s Office of Victims Advocacy provided resource referrals to approximately 4,300 victims, victim advocates, service providers and the community last year.