2018 National Crime Victim's Rights Week

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will honor National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2018 with a Moment of Silence and a Commemoration Ceremony Wednesday, April 11.

Please join the Department for this free event that will take place at Fremont Park in Sacramento from 10 am to 2 pm with the ceremony beginning at 10:45 am. This event is open to the public.

This year’s theme “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims,” emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services to ensure that every crime victim and survivor has access to services and support. It also shows how professionals, organizations, and communities can work together to reach all victims.

This year, CDCR’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS) will celebrate 30 years of service. OVSRS’s mission is to give crime victims and their families a voice by providing information, notification, restitution, outreach, training, referral and support services to crime victims and their next of kin. For additional information about OVSRS please visit their website at https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Victim_Services/

Nolice Edwards, Chief of OVSRS, will welcome guests and CDCR Undersecretary Ralph Diaz will deliver the keynote address. The guest speaker will be Dr. Nicole Clavo whose son was killed in 2015.

Event details:
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2018

Wednesday April 11, 2018

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Ceremony begins at 10:45 am

Fremont Park: 1515 Q Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

For questions, please contact CDCR’s Office of External Affairs at 916-445-4950 or email Matthew Westbrook at matthew.westbrook@cdcr.ca.gov