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Gloucester commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

The Gloucester Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and its Victim/Witness Assistance Program are joining with the U.S. Office of Victims of Crime in commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 10-16.

This year’s theme is “Serving Victims. Restoring Hope,” emphasizing the importance of establishing a foundation of trust with victims of crime by providing needed services at the earliest stage of victimization.

“Many victims of crime feel as if their sense of safety has been compromised and they have difficulty identifying who they can trust,” said Gloucester Commonwealth’s Attorney Holly Smith.

“I believe by intervening on behalf of crime victims early and providing them with resources within our community we can begin to restore their sense of hope,” Smith said. “Our victim/witness assistance program is dedicated to helping these individuals gain back control in their lives, while we seek justice on thei...

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