National Crime Victim's Week, which runs from April 2nd through April 8th, 2017 was created to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights.
Last year, over 5 million individuals were a victim of a crime, and there were nearly 15 million property victimizations, according to the 2015 National Crime Victimization Survey conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
To commemorate, the Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office will be distributing flyers to all local businesses this week to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and issues.
Victim / Witness Coordinators, though the Office of The District Attorney, provide support and services for victims and/or witnesses of crime. The flyers provide contact information to direct access for victim, witness, or parent of a victim or witness, to receive assistance with crime and court related questions.
If you have been a victim or witness of a crime and need help, contact the Schuylkill County District Attorney's office at (570) 628-1350.