Victim Rights Week
by Kathleen McCoy |
Each year the Victims for Justice hold an annual Tree Ceremony, a centerpiece event
for National Crime Victim Rights Week. At this event, victims of violent crimes are
honored by 10 community members who are selected to place colored bows representing
10 types of violent crimes on the branches of a tree. The guests in attendance are
then invited to tie ribbons, in the same 10 colors, on the branches to represent themselves
or others who have experienced violent crime.
This year's event will be on Monday, April 23 at noon on the Park Strip (9th and G Street). As we have seen the traumatic events at Virginia Tech unfold, it is only appropriate to make a special honorary ribbon for their campus. Everyone is welcome to attend.