Victim Services Unit of the Aurora Police Department Sponsors Victim Remembrance Ceremony

15 Apr, 2010, 19:12 ET from SungateKids

DENVER, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, April 19th, 2010, the Victim Services Unit of the Aurora Police Department will sponsor a Victim Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who have been victims of crimes.  The Victim Remembrance Ceremony occurs on the first day of Crime Victims' Rights Week.  The Ceremony will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the Aurora City Council Chambers of the Aurora Municipal Building, located at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Colorado.

National Crime Victim's Rights Week occurs annually in April to honor crime victims' rights and those who advocate on their behalf. This will be the sixth year that the Victim Services Unit of the Aurora Police Department has led these community observance events.  These events are held in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Recognized every April since 1983, National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time for our society to focus on the issue of child abuse and the many innovative ways local communities are responding through intervention and prevention methods.

The Aurora Police Department, along with The Arc of Aurora, arc Thrift Stores and the Colorado Community College System at Lowry are also working together to host a conference focusing on working with crime victims with developmental disabilities.  

"SungateKids is proud to be a part of this community-wide effort to recognize and honor those who have been victimized, and to work toward a future where our communities are safer and more responsive," says Diana Goldberg, Executive Director of SungateKids.  

For more information on the Victim Remembrance Ceremony, please contact Carole O'Shea (Aurora Police Department/Victim Services Unit) at 303.739.6086.  For more information on Child Abuse Awareness Month, please visit or contact Diana Goldberg at 303-550-5169 or

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SungateKids  ( is a Colorado based 501c3 nonprofit agency serving Colorado's 18th Judicial District which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln Counties. Established in 1995, SungateKids provides families with hope and healing through the use of nationally recognized forensic interviewers to help children safely reveal the truth about a crime.  Each year SungateKids serves more than 1,000 children and their families through its services.

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