Sioux Center, Iowa — Every April, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is held to promote victims’ rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year the week is April 10-16.
Organizers say the theme, “Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope” presents the opportunity to highlight the diversity of our communities, expand partnerships to serve victims of crime, enhance efforts to meet victims where they are, and empower crime victims as they pursue justice and recovery.
The Family Crisis Centers of Northwest Iowa say that every year, millions of people’s lives are impacted by crime. The Family Crisis Centers’ Tara Raman says that many will need ongoing care and support. She says this week is a time to celebrate progress, raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, and stand with our families, neighbors, friends and colleagues whose lives have been forever altered by crime.
Raman also reminds you that if you’re a victim of domestic violence or other crime, you can call Family Crisis Centers at 1-800-382-5603. Services are always free & confidential.