National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Posted on 04/18/2021

The city of New Hope recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure community, and understands the courageous role that crime victims have in the criminal justice process. To honor this role, New Hope has proclaimed April 18-24, 2021 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

Since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, significant progress in improving the treatment of crime victims has been made through the efforts of thousands of victims and survivors, who have turned their own experiences into a force for positive change, ensuring that others can receive justice, meaningful assistance and compassionate treatment before the law.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and the theme is “Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities,” emphasizing the importance of leveraging community support to help victims of crime. This past year has undoubtedly been challenging, with victims of crime often isolated from their family, friends and support systems while support providers met barriers to victim outreach and care.

In the year 2021 and beyond, let us bring honor to victims and create a world where respect and dignity will be basic rights for everyone victimized by crime, and where those responsible for implementing the rights of victims are accountable for their actions.