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Crimes Victims Celebrate 30 Years of VOCA

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/10/2014

National Crime Victim's Rights Week is April 6-12 and for a fifth straight year a ceremony was held in Mansfield Municipal Court to help shed light on the issue.

This years theme was Thirty Years: Restoring The Balance of Justice, to celebrate 30 years of the groundbreaking Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

Guest speakers Kimberly Williams and Daryl Hall each spoke about their personal experiences as victims, with different messages inside their tragic stories.

Victim Assistance Director Jeanne Pitzer also spoke about VOCA and how much it's done for victims, but believes there is still a long way to go with the issue.

The ceremony was held in Judge Frank Ardis Jr's court room, who says that stories like Williams and Hall's are good example's why judge's should factor in the pain felt by criminals victims in their sentencing.

   
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