April 10, 2018
FDC Recognizes 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is proud to recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) during April 8-14. The Department will participate with other state agencies and victims’ organizations in several events for staff and members of the public in support of the annual observance.
Secretary Julie Jones said, “Crime victims and survivors deserve support to continue living a meaningful life, undeterred by the harmful actions taken against them. At the Department, we are committed to doing our part to ensure justice and promote positive outcomes for any individual victimized by the crimes of another.”
In honor of NCVRW, the Department is taking part in the following:
- The first annual Race for Justice sponsored by the Tuthill Foundation and the Big Bend Victim Assistance Coalition (BBVAC) at Cascades Park in Tallahassee
- A donation drive for the Refuge House
- The BBVAC’s Jill McArthur Victim’s Rights Week Luncheon 2018 at Tallahassee Community College
- Staff training with the Florida Commission on Offender Review (FCOR) on the role of FCOR and its victim assistance program
- Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Victim Rights Week Ceremony and Distinguished Victim Services Awards at the Florida State Capitol
- A display on the 2nd Floor Rotunda of the Florida State Capitol during the 2018 Governor’s Homicide Victims Memorial
NCVRW is celebrated every year in April and is dedicated to promoting awareness about victimization as well as inspiring communities to honor crime victims and advocate on their behalf.
For more information on FDC’s Office of Victim Services, click here.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.