Every year in April, the office for Victims of Crime leads communities across the country in observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The theme for 2019, "Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope For the Future." celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible and trauma-informed.
During National Crime Victims' Rights Week, the District Attorney's Office hosted a memorial at the Government Center to honor those family members who have lost a loved one as well as the surviving victims of crime and those that advocate on behalf of crime victims.
This year, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously consented to and adopted a proclamation regarding National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Below is an excerpt:
NOW, THEREFORE, We, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the week of April 7-13, 2019, as Crime Victims’ Rights Week
AND REAFFIRM this San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office commitment to creating a victim service and criminal justice response that assists all victims of crime during Crime Victims’ Rights Week and throughout the year; and to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for those community members, victim service providers, and criminal justice professionals who are committed to improving our response to all victims of crime so that they may find relevant assistance, support, justice, and peace.