National Crime Victims' Rights Week

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 18-24, 2021.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

April 14, 2021

April 18-24 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The week is about raising awareness about crime victims' issues and rights and introducing the community to the important resources and services available.

There will be a ribbon ceremony on April 19 from 10 am - noon to kick off the week. Participants can pin colored ribbons that represent different crimes. There will be a brief kick-off presentation at 10:15 am and Nevada Mothers Against Drunk Driving's program coordinator, Kathleen Bienensten, is scheduled to speak. Ribbons to pin will be available from 10 am - noon Tuesday through Friday for those who cannot attend on Monday.

Throughout the week, there will be a decorating contest. Participants are encouraged to decorate their businesses, homes, and vehicles, and send a picture to

The Mesquite Senior Center will be passing out themed treats and wearing certain colors all week to show support. Colors to wear during the week are blue on Monday, purple on Tuesday, red on Wednesday, white on Thursday, and red, white, and blue on Friday.

“This flyer was supported by a National Crime Victims' Rights Week Community Awareness Project subgrant awarded by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators under cooperative agreement number 2018-V3-GX-K016 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.”


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