FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Friday, April 4th, 2014
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
South Dakota Attorney General’s Office Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Victims of Crime Act
PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to remind South Dakotans that next week has been set aside to remember victims of crime. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which runs from April 6-12th, is set aside to honor crime victims and our nation’s progress in advancing their rights.
“This year’s theme—30 years: Restoring the balance of Justice—presents a perfect opportunity to recognize victims and commend those who have dedicated their time to victims of crime. As we celebrate three decades of defending victims’ rights, we are reminded of how far we have come and how much work is yet to be done,” said Jackley.
Here are a few events that are scheduled for the week:
Sunday, April 6th – 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice Art Viewing
Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center
Avera St. Mary’s Hospital
800 East Dakota Avenue
1st Floor of South Building
Thursday, April 10th- 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Commemoration- Panel Discussion
Working Against Violence (WAVI) and the Pennington County Domestic Task Force
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
505 N. 5th Street
Rapid City, SD
For additional information about national resources available to help crime victims, visit the website developed by the National Center for Victims of Crime www.ncvc.org. The Attorney General’s Victim Witness Program provides victim services in rural areas in South Dakota and for more information about this program visit http://dci.sd.gov/.