April 22, 2022
Contact: FDC Communications
FDC Recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is proud to recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week during April 24–30, 2022.
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Crime Victims’ Rights Week to acknowledge the abuse and trauma victims of crimes often experience and to recognize victim advocates. Every April, communities across the nation come together to promote awareness about victimization, reaffirm a commitment to reducing trauma for victims and their loved ones, honor crime victims and advocate on their behalf.
The theme for 2022 is Rights, Access, Equity, for all victims. This theme underscores the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by enforcing victims' rights, expanding access to support services,ensuring equity and inclusion for all.
In honor of NCVRW, FDC invites the community to join our staff during the following activities:
For more information on FDC’s Victim Services Unit, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/vict/index.html
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.