National Crime Victims Rights Week Berks County, PA
April 18-24, 2010 “Crime Victims’ Rights: Fairness. Dignity. Respect.”
These ideals are critical to the decades-long struggle for justice by victims and advocates.
Office of Justice Programs
The vision of National Crime Victims Rights’ week is to raise the public’s consciousness and generate media awareness about the impact of crime on individuals, families and communities in order to promote and strengthen programs, public policy and services that promote victim justice; to remember the pain and suffering of crime victims by honoring them and publicly recognizing their losses, and by reminding all Americans that victims of crime are people they know and love; and to celebrate the many accomplishments of the victim assistance field, and re-commit our individual and collective resources to meet the needs of all victims of crime in our nation.
Crime Victims in Berks County, PA can contact The District Attorney's office for information concerning Victims Rights.
BERKS COUNTY VICTIM / WITNESS ASSISTANCE UNIT
Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams Berks County Services Center 633 Court Street, 5th Floor Reading, PA 19601 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 610-478-6000 610-478-6002
Within 24 hours after the crime is reported to the local police, they will give you written information that tells you what your rights are and what services are available to you.
When your victim service provider learns how to reach you, they will call you on the phone or send you a letter. If you have questions right away, you can call them first.
The Berks County Crime Victims' planning committe has recognized these individuals for their dedicated service to crime victims. Thank You!
Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno - Victim outreach
Karin Mallet - WFMZ 69 News - Media outreach
Corporal William Moyer P.S.P. - Law Enforcement outreach
Fairgrounds Square Mall - Community outreach
Article Dated 4/14/2010
Fair, other Berks events to mark National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Rights week in Berks to feature fair, candlelight vigil, walk, balloon release
National Crime Victims Rights Week Resource Fair - Sunday April 18, 2010 Fairgrounds Square Mall 3050 N. Fifth Street Highway Reading, PA 11 A.M to 5 P.M More information to follow:
Y102 Radio will broadcast live
Berks County Crime Victims Resource Fair
"The American crime victims plea for fairness, dignity and respect was forged in the fire of a fundamental human need - that the individual citizen, whose life had been most directly impacted by the criminal act, would be assured that they were not an outsider to the process, and treated not as if they were mere evidence of the offense - but that their misfortune and voice was of value, that they would be heard, listened to and appreciated, and that they would be regarded as essential to the justice system that was charged with righting the wrong." Jay Howell- Victims Rights Attorney
National Crime Victims Rights Week VIGIL - Wednesday April 21, 2009 5 PM The Mineral Spring Park South 19th Street, Reading PA 19606 Behind East Ends Athletic Assn
Berks County Crime Victims Rights Week Vigil
Remembering All Victims of Crime
Please Join Us For a Candlelight Vigil To Promote Victims Rights and Honor Crime Victims.
Candlelight vigil in Reading's Mineral Spring Park remembers those lost to violent crime
Jenna Strausser, 4, holds a picture of her uncle, Kristoffer Schildt, who was stabbed to death at a party in Muhlenberg Township in 2008. Holding her is her father, Brian Strausser.
Jarrad Minggia sings a song he wrote about his two slain brothers.
Create a "Panel" in Tribute To A Loved One This Quilt is in Honor of Any Crime Victim
Please click on the above image to learn more about the Tribute Quilt.
Years of Tears Will Display "Walk A Day in Our Shoes" During This Years National Crime Victims Rights Week April 18-24, 2010 Homicide Victims' shoes with their pictures or stories surrounded by the stumbling "rocks" to Justice their survivors now face. No one, but a survivor could ever imagine this journey.
Learn more about our shoe display.
National Crime Victims Rights Week WALK - Saturday, April 24, 2010 West Reading Playground/Fieldhouse Museum & Sycamore Roads West Reading, PA Sign in 10 A.M Walk will begin at 11 A.M. More information to follow:
Berks County Crime Victims' Rights Annual Walk
Kelli Rosenberger, left, and Valerie Burkert, both from the district attorney's Victim Witness Unit, lead the fifth annual National Crime Victims' Rights Walk on Penn Avenue in West Reading on Saturday.
Music, marches and more cap Reading's Non-Violence Week
Victim's March In Reading "I think crime victims tend to be forgotten. They're like the forgotten people in the court system," said the president of the organization, Judge Jefferey Schmehl.
WFMZ 69 News Report 4/25/2010
Crime Victims' Rights Walk In Partnership With Non Violence Week "Walking Together to Promote