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National Crime Victims' Rights Week is Coming

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 7th through April 13th, 2019. This year's theme, Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. The theme addresses how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support, as well as how professionals, organizations, and communities can work together to reach all victims.

Events schedule during National Crime Victims' Rights Week

April 9th - Crime Victims Action Team Victim Awareness Event - 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. at Lafayette Greens, 132 West Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit in collaboration with the Detroit Crime Victims Action Team.

This event will recognize outstanding Victim Service Providers and Victim Advocates from the region of southeast Michigan.

Lafayette Greens is a local Downtown Detroit community-garden, giving DCVAT space to dedicate a perennial garden to crime victims and those who have dedicated their lives to serve and assist crime victims. See flyer attached.

April 10th - Ninth Annual KidsTalk Youth Poetry Slam - 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD), 4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.

We need young poets for our annual Kids-TALK CAC Poetry Slam. We ask poets to speak out for those affected by trauma (i.e. the things that cause great distress and emotional pain).

All youth participants are required to attend a preliminary meeting to obtain rules for participating.

For more information or to register a youth poet ages 13-21, contact Lacea Zavala at (734) 785-7705 x7291 or See flyer attached.

April 11, 2019 - Honoring Our Past - Creating Hope for the Future Dove and Balloon Release - Noon.

Come join us on the porch of the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, 1441 St. Antoine, Detroit.

Guest Speakers include:

· Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy

· Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans

· Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon

· Two Brave Crime Victims/Survivors

A Dove & Balloon release will commence to show compassion and share hope for all those who have been victimized by crime in Wayne County. See flyer attached.

The Wayne County Prosecutors Office thanks the Detroit Crime Victims Action Team Members:

· Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms;

· Drug Enforcement Administration;

· Department of Homeland Security;

· Federal Bureau of Investigations;

· US Attorney's Office;

· US Marshal's Service;

· US Postal Inspection Service;

· Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner's Program,· Crime Stoppers of Michigan.