Each April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). This year it will be observed April 2–8, 2017 and the theme—Strength – Resilience – Justice—reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.
In Arkansas, the Crime Victims Assistance Association of Arkansas (CVAAA) sponsors three major events. Please share with anyone who may be interested and plan to attend yourself.
Memorial for Family and Friends of Homicide Victims and Families Affected by Drunk Driving
Sunday, APRIL 2, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center
4800 W. 10th St. Little Rock
Parents of Murdered Children, MADD and CVAAA sponsors the first event of Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Arkansas with a memorial for Family and Friends of Homicide Victims and the planting of a tree of remembrance.
Arkansas Recognition and Victims’ Rights Ceremony
Tuesday, APRIL 4, 2017, at 10:00 AM
1 World Avenue, Little Rock
This event is held in communities across the country to promote victims’ rights, honor crime victims, recognize those who advocate on their behalf and to raise awareness in our community. 1 World Avenue is located at the end of East 3rd Street close to downtown.
Download flyer for Recognition Ceremony (PDF)
Thursday, APRIL 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Camp Aldersgate, Grite Pavilion
2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock
This event honors people who have experienced violence, including underserved victims. It is a relaxed event meant to provide support for each other in community. Aldersgate Road is west of Baptist Medical Center Hospital and is south off of Kanis Road.
Download flyer for Candlelight Vigil (PDF)
ASL and Spanish interpreters will be provided.
“This project is supported by a National Crime Victims’ Right Week Community Awareness Project subgrant awarded by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators under a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.”