National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2020

New Hope City Council Proclaims National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Posted on 04/14/2020
The city of New Hope recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure community, and understands the courageous role that crime victims have in participating in the criminal justice process. To honor this role, New Hope is following the nation-wide campaign and proclaiming April 19-25, 2019 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

As we continue to make strides in reducing the crime rate, we must remember that there are still far too many victims of crime. Those who have suffered a violation of their person, property, or trust deserve to be treated with dignity and respect by our criminal and juvenile justice systems and by society at-large.

We recognize that our response to crime victims plays an important role in their efforts to rebuild their lives following the offense. Let all of us — policy makers, those in the criminal justice system, counselors, clergy members, and members of the general public — do what we can to bring honor to victims, responding to crime victims compassionately and respectfully.

This year’s theme, “Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope” promotes victims’ rights and honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. Let us acknowledge that, just as government must be open to its citizens, our system of justice must be open to victims of crime. In the year 2020 and beyond, let us bring honor to victims and create a world where respect and dignity will be basic rights for everyone victimized by crime, and where those responsible for implementing the rights of victims are accountable for their actions.

The city of New Hope recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure community, and understands the courageous role that crime victims have in participating in the criminal justice process. To honor this role, New Hope is following the nation-wide campaign and proclaiming April 19-25, 2019 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2020 Video