National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is celebrated every year in April. The week is dedicated to learning about victimization and the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community. It also serves to promote laws, policies and programs that help victims of crime. Every year, thousands of communities across the nation observe the week by reaffirming their commitment to victims having the rights, resources and services they need to recover from crime.
Placer County District Attorney Activities
The Placer County District Attorney’s Office, in addition to launching a new victims’ network, will be participating in events in the county to honor our victims' and posting resource information throughout the week on their social media.
MONDAY, April 24
• Placer County District Attorney’s Office will be putting out pinwheels, ribbons, signs and hearts at the Santucci Justice Center
TUESDAY, April 25
• Attending the Crime Victim United event at the State Capitol Learn more
WEDNESDAY, April 26
- Placer County is encouraging the community to wear denim in honor of victims
- Residents are encouraged to virtually watch candle light vigils across the country in solidarity
THURSDAY, April 27
- Placer DA Morgan Gire will be representing the community at the State Capitol for the special session on fentanyl bills
- The DAs office is participating in MDIC's Child & Family Resource Fair Learn more
FRIDAY, April 28
- Placer County is encouraging the community to wear blue in honor of victims
- Virtual moment of silence event – "join" our Facebook during your lunch for a virtual moment of silence for all victims of violence
SATURDAY / SUNDAY April 29-30
Who: Placer County District Attorney’s Office / Placer County Museum’s Department / E+R Project
What: Museum pop-up to honor survivors + victims of crime
When: April 29-30 (weekend exhibit)
Where: Historic Auburn Courthouse
Placer County District Attorney’s Office victim services webpage
In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2021, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office launched a victim services webpage to support victims of crime in Placer County. The webpage hosts a multitude of resources such as information on the criminal justice process, an introduction to the District Attorney’s Office units and advocates, educational materials on victims’ rights and more.
Learn more about the Office for Victims of Crime + National Victim's Rights Week
The week is supported by the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime. Learn more about their vision for the week and the office here.
CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS VIRTUAL 5K
We support crime victims by participating in a virtual 5K. Participants are able to print a copy of the bib from our website, and walk or run the 5K whenever was convenient.