CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK GOES VIRTUAL

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Works To Restore The Balance Of Justice

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Julie Briden-Garcia

This week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The week is generally marked with activities in Walker County, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, District Attorney Bill Adair said the events will be held Friday via Facebook Live.

Adair said due to social distancing guidelines, he wanted this event to continue by any means necessary, especially since he believes it’s rare anyone does anything for crime victims.

“We had several victims that expressed some interest,” Adair said. “It meant a lot to them to be able to come and be here and see each other every year. I felt really at this point, myself, about not having it. We started working on this to try to get the speakers lined up and it started really rolling.”

The annual event is scheduled for Friday, April 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m and it will be available on the DA Office’s Facebook page. Angela Harris, the mother of Aniah Blanchard, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth will also be speaking.

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