AG Hosts 10th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Memory and Honor of Mississippi Crime Victims

December 6, 2013

Attorney General Jim Hood is hosting the 10th annual tree lighting ceremony in memory andhonor of Mississippi crime victims and those who work to serve them.

The event will be held December 9, 10:30 am at the Attorney General’s Office building, in the lobby of Walter Sillers, 550 High Street in Jackson.

Mississippi crime victims who have survived violent criminal acts will be honored and the surviving family members of homicide victims will be recognized at the ceremony.

“This is my 10th year in office and our 10th year to hold this ceremony,” said Attorney General Hood. “As long as I am Attorney General, this office has and always will make sure our survivors of violent crimes and their families and the families of lost loved ones know that they are a priority for us and we sympathize with them for their losses. I would also like to take this time to recognize and thank the victim advocates and criminal justice officials for their diligent efforts and hard work throughout the year to provide services to these victims, survivors and their families.”

The Bureau of Victim Assistance of the Office of the Attorney General provides financial assistance, information, advocacy and support to victims of violent crime and their family members. The Bureau operates with revenue derived from fees and assessments imposed on criminals, court ordered restitution and federal grants.

For more information on the program, please call 800-829-6766 or 601-359-6766 or visit

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