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Victims’ Rights Week to be observed April 24-30

The Gloucester Victim Witness Assistance Program, in collaboration with the Gloucester Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, will commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 24-30.

Established in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan, the goal of this awareness week is to shine a light on victims of crime by recognizing their struggles and working to ensure them that they are not alone, a release stated. This year’s theme is “Rights, Access and Equity for All Victims.”

For more than 30 years, the Gloucester Victim Witness Assistance program has worked with the prosecutors of the Gloucester Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to ensure victim’s voices are heard and their rights upheld. This program also connects victims with local and state resources to help work through the struggles that they bear.

“National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is all about supporting victims of crime by highlighting the rights they have within the criminal justice system,” said Chelsea Sowatskey, director o...

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