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Gloucester commemorates Victims’ Rights Week

The Gloucester County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and its Victim Witness Assistance Program is commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 19-25.

“Being a victim of a crime can be a very overwhelming and stressful experience. Many people struggle with feelings of fear, confusion, frustration and anger after becoming the victim of a crime,” said commonwealth’s attorney Holly Smith.

Smith said this year’s victim’s rights week theme, Engaging Communities/Empowering Victims, highlights the efforts of the community to serve and empower crime victims in their pursuit of justice and recovery.

The Gloucester Victim Witness Assistance Program is grant funded by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to provide victims and witnesses with information, support and advocacy services while involved in the criminal justice system.

The local program is carried out by two advocates, Ginny Evans, the domestic violence adv...

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