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.

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