National Crime Victim Rights Week underway

“The victims have to face the defendants that committed the crimes against them”, said Rick Mountcastle, acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2 to 8, is a time to celebrate progress achieved, raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, and stand with those whose lives have been forever altered by crime.

“If you are a victim of crime, we believe you have rights”. The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will have deputies available to provide information and answer questions from 9 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the Caddo Courthouse, 501 Texas Street; 9 1 p.m., Wednesday, at the Shreveport City Courthouse, 1244 Texas Avenue; and 10 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Shreve Memorial Library, 424 Texas Street.

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with messages and illustrations.

In1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Victims of Crime Act, the first

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