Las Cruces Police Department’s Victims’ Assistance Unit will join several area
organizations and programs April 6 in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights
Week with an Expo and Walk at Young Park.
Expo and Walk is held annually in memory of victims of violent crimes.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Young Park located at 850
S. Walnut St.
ceremonies start at 9 a.m. with the Crime Victims’ Memorial Walk beginning
shortly thereafter. The Memorial Walk starts and ends at Young Park. All
victims of violent crimes, and family and friends of victims of crimes, are
encouraged to attend the Expo which will run until 2 p.m. The public is invited
to attend, visit with exhibitors and participate in various activities.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is sponsored locally by Victims’ Assistance
Unit from the Las Cruces Police Department; the Third Judicial District
Attorney’s Office; the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department; Dona
Ana County Sheriff’s Office; the Mesilla Valley DWI Resource Center; Families
and Youth Inc.; La Pinon; La Casa; Alpha Phi Sigma; and the City of Las Cruces.
Crime Victims’ Rights Month is observed each April by the Office for Victims of
Crimes, a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of
Justice. April is also Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. Crime
Victims’ Rights Week activities are intended to engage the community and raise
awareness of the rights and interests of crime victims.