WHAT: The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) with a special event at Fremont Park April 4.
This year’s theme, “Strength, Resilience, Justice,” reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.
CDCR’s special guest speaker is Sacramento-area crime survivor Victoria Hurd, whose elderly parents were murdered in 2013. Victoria has emboldened fellow survivors by working to bridge the gap between devastating loss and recovery.
CDCR Secretary Scott Kernan will also speak, as will Nolice Edwards, CDCR’s Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS) Chief.
The Office of the Attorney General’s Victim Services program and other advocacy groups, including Crime Victims United of California, the Crime Victims Assistance Network, and Parents of Murdered Children will be on hand to promote NCVRW and share information about resources available to victims and their families.
WHO: Crime Victim Survivor Victoria Hurd
CDCR Secretary Scott Kernan
CDCR OVSRS Chief Nolice Edwards
California State Prison, Sacramento Honor Guard
WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Fremont Park
1515 Q St, Sacramento, CA 95811
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