FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS?Attorney General Jim Hood and his Crime Prevention and Victim Services and Domestic Violence Divisions are hosting an event tonight in observance of National Crime Victims? Rights Week (April 22-28,2012).
This year?s event will be held at the Salvation Army, 570 E. Beasley Road in Jackson tonight at 6:00. The theme is Extending the Vision, Reaching Every Victim.
?We want to show our crime victims that we are here for them and that they do have a support system as they pursue justice,? said Attorney General Hood.
The event is hosted by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office and co-sponsored by the Mississippi Coalition for Survivors of Homicide, The Mississippi Department of Public Safety through the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Featured speakers are Attorney General Jim Hood and retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice, Ed Pittman.
Awards will be presented to Mississippians who have gone above and beyond to serve violent crime victims during the past year. A reception will follow.