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2020 National Crime Victims Rights Week (NCVRW)

What is National Crime Victims Rights Week?

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is celebrated every year in April.  This week is dedicated to learn about victimization, the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community, and to promote laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime.  Every year, thousands of communities across the nation honor the dedication of those before us that established victim rights and renew commitment to guarantee that all victims have the rights and services they need to recover from crime.  Victim Support Services participates in marches, tree-planting ceremonies, and many other activities that are held each year to promote victims’ rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

National Crime Victims' Rights week will take place April 19 –25, 2020. This year’s theme is "Seek Justice | Ensure Victims' Rights | Inspire Hope" which 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.

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Ohio County to Test App that Monitors Probationers

Summit County, Ohio, will launch a new smartphone probation app this week, with 1,000 of the 4,000 people currently on probation using an app that monitors their whereabouts with GIS technology.

Probation and Parole Officers are Rethinking the Rules of Supervising Offenders on their Case Loads

Anthony Dixon, Director of Community Engagement Parole Preparation Project, calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to grant emergency clemencies to older people in prison and others with compromised immune systems in response to the death of a person incarcerated at Sing Sing Correctional Facility who tested positive for COVID-19 April 3, 2020 outside the prison in Ossining, New York. Juan Mosquero was the first incarcerated person with the virus to die in a New York State prison. (Photo: Tania Savayan/The Journal News)

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

Recognizing the important role corrections officers play in our criminal justice system.