The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, will be raising awareness April 24-30, 2022 about crime victims’ issues, rights, and introduce the community to important resources.
“National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a nationwide campaign to bring awareness to victims’ rights and the resources we must provide in order to heal those most impacted by crime,” said District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar. “I am incredibly proud of the work our Victim-Witness Unit and Family Justice Center do every day for our community, and my administration will continue to advocate for victims of crime at the local, state, and federal level.”
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime survivors, as well as those who advocate on their behalf. Under the leadership of District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar, victim-witness services and advocates have quadrupled at the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office. Because of the added resources and staff, the District Attorney’s Office, on average, assists 20,000 victims of crime per year.
The week of April 24-30, 2022, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office will highlight survivor testimonies via YouTube and Social Media and host a Resource Fair on April 29, 2022 from 10AM – 1PM at 222 E. Weber Ave, Stockton. In addition to the Resource Fair, a BBQ Fundraiser will be held on April 29, 2022. Proceeds will solely benefit the Victims of Violent Crime Support Group.
For additional information about NCVRW and what services the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office provides for victims impacted by crime, visit SJGov.org/DA. For additional ideas on how to support all victims of crime, visit OVC’s website at OVC.OJP.gov.