Updated: Apr 27
Southern Christian's Survivor Counseling Services, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 24–30, 2022,
is bringing awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and introduce the community to the important resources and services available.
Crime victims are our family, friends, neighbors, and community members. While we can never truly understand the depth of their trauma and the impact on their lives, we can ensure that equitable, inclusive, culturally appropriate, and gender- responsive services are available to help them. By enforcing victims’ rights, expanding access to services, and upholding principles of equity and inclusivity for all, we can enable crime victims to find the justice they seek, in whatever form that might take.
Southern Christian will commemorate the advancement of victims’ rights and highlight issues surrounding victimization by sharing information about this topic.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme—Rights, access, equity, for all victims— spotlights victim service organizations’ best practices to reach all victims and help them forge new healing pathways.
“With the homicide rate going up in major American cities in 2020 and 2021 our local community has also seen an increase. As we are searching for ways to support our community in decreasing crime, it is equally important for us to to support victims of crime in finding their own level of justice.” - Christina Bach, Division Director of Clinical Services
OVC and Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. encourage everyone to help bring awareness about National Crime Victims' Rights Week on April 24-30. OVC will host the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC, to honor outstanding individuals and programs that serve victims of crime.
For additional information about this year’s NCVRW and how to assist crime victims in your own community, please contact Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. at 601-354-0983 or visit Southern Christian’s website at www.scscy.org. For additional ideas on how to support all victims of crime, visit OVC’s website at www.ovc.ojp.gov.