Attorney General Hosts Crime Victims’ Rights Week Information Fair
In correlation with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 6-12, 2014), Attorney General Jim Hood is hosting an information fair highlighting the statewide services available to crime victims and their families.
The event, open and free to the public, will be held on Tuesday, April 8, in the lobby of the Walter Sillers building (550 High Street, Jackson) from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. This year’s theme for the event is “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.”
“This event is for anyone who has been, is or may become a victim of violent crime,” said Attorney General Hood. “We can’t always predict the road we will have to journey, but arming yourself with the knowledge we will be providing at this information fair will certainly make this type of journey less burdensome.”
Agencies which will be represented at the event include the Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Victim Assistance, the Department of Public Safety, Department of Corrections, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Mental Health, Division of Medicaid, Department of Human Services, Mississippi Coalition for Survivors of Homicide, Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic violence and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi.
An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the event (apx. 11 a.m.) in the 13th floor press room of the Attorney General’s Office and will recognize the efforts of victim advocates statewide.
For more information on the services provided by the Attorney General’s Bureau of Victim Assistance, visit www.agjimhood.com.