EL CENTRO – The Board of Supervisors declared April 6 through April 12 to be â€œNational Crime Victimsâ€™ Rights Week.â€
Deborah D. Owen, Assistant District Attorney stood with the board as they declared the proclamation.
According to the District Attorneyâ€™s office, 21 million Americans suffer the indignity of crime and many experience emotional, physical, psychological, and financial trauma as a result.
This proclamation recognizes the impact of crime on individuals, families, and communities.
The County strives to treat the victims with fairness, dignity and respect as they interact with the criminal justice system.
The County seeks through the proclamation to raise awareness of the importance of victimâ€™s rights and to promote public safety.
The citizens of Imperial County expect the county to ensure fair treatment of crime victims by providing protection for child and sexual assault victims, ordering and enforcing victim restitution from offenders, and notifying the victims of the right to compensation and services, giving hope to victims that the system and society will work diligently to ensure their rights are protected.