The DMACC ad hoc National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
committee regrets that 2020 activities have been cancelled, due to the
coronavirus. This, however, does NOT mean that victims, victims’ rights,
and victims’ advocacy is no longer important. These issues remain in our
hearts and in our minds.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of
Crime have created this YouTube video to share this year’s theme.
A variety of agencies across the nation and Iowa
continue to reflect upon National Crime Victims’ Rights week, which is
April 19-April 25, 2020.
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller speaks each year at
Iowa’s commemoration for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year,
he provided brief remarks via video. Watch it here.
The Iowa Attorney General’s Crime
Victim Assistance Division shares that the Iowa Victim Service Call Center
is available 24/7 at 1-800-770-1650. On their Facebook page, CVAD notes
that this year’s NCVRW theme – Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire
Hope – commemorates the individuals and groups whose advocacy has propelled the
victims’ rights movement forward for the past half century, inspiring in
victims and their loved ones a feeling of hope for progress, justice, and
The Iowa Department of Corrections is publishing new
videos and other on their website daily. On April 22nd, Assistant
Attorney General Scott Brown read the Iowa Governor’s Proclamation. On April 23th, a
victim services specialist from the Northern District of Iowa shares
information about victims’ rights. Additional resources can be
found at the Iowa Department of Corrections website.
There are many governmental and non-profit
organizations that are doing great work during these challenging times –
sharing information and resources and providing services. Thank you to
DMACC salutes the many groups and organizations who
have been willing to partner with us these past several years to bring NCVRW
awareness to our campuses and centers, and look forward to renewing
partnerships next year.
03-25-2020: NCVRW activities at all DMACC locations are cancelled for 2020. Contact NCVRW committee member Samantha O'Hara at
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