WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department will present 12 awards to individuals and teams from across the nation who are leading efforts to advance victim services and victims' rights, during a national ceremony on TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015, AT 2:00 p.m. EDT.
The National Crime Victims' Rights Service Award recipients are from Arkansas, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. They are selected from public nominations in nine categories, including special courage, financial restoration, public policy and crime victim services.
The Department's Office for Victims of Crime leads communities across the country in observing National Crime Victims' Rights Week and hosts an award ceremony each year. President Reagan proclaimed the first Victims' Rights Week in 1981, calling for greater sensitivity to the rights and needs of victims. For 2015, the week is observed from April 19-25, with the theme Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims. For information on previous award recipients, please visit the National Crime Victims' Rights Week website.
WHAT: 2015 Justice Department's National Crime Victims' Rights Service Awards Ceremony
WHO: National Crime Victims' Rights Service Awards Recipients
Attorney General Eric Holder
Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason of the Office of Justice Programs
Director Joye Frost of the Office for Victims of Crime
WHEN: TUESDAY, APRIL 21
2 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. EDT
WHERE: National Archives—William G. McGowan Theater
700 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice