Neighbors from across Calhoun County will have three opportunities this week to learn about the rights of crime victims and meet crime victim advocates from agencies countywide.
This week, April 23-29, is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The theme for the week is Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change. The national awareness campaign calls on communities “to amplify the voices of survivors and create environments where survivors have the confidence that they will be heard, believed, and supported.”
The three informational events are:
- Tuesday, April 25 – 8 a.m.-noon at Café Rica, 62 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek
- Thursday, April 27 – 8 a.m.-noon at Café Rica, 62 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek
- Friday, April 28 – 3-7 p.m. at the Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek
Anyone who stops in at these events can meet victim advocates from different agencies in Calhoun County (including the Battle Creek Police Department), ask questions, and receive information about crime victim rights.
NCVRW is an observance through the Office for Victims of Crime, in the U.S. Department of Justice. Learn more at https://ovc.ojp.gov/ncvrw2023/overview.