House Representative

White, James

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 04/11/2016

"Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope." - 2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week

(Austin, TX) - April 10th marks the beginning of the 2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week that concludes on April 16th. State Representative James White encourages all Texans to participate in the awareness week and express gratitude and appreciation for those community members, victim service providers, and criminal justice professionals who are committed to improving a response to all victims of crime so that they may find relevant assistance, support, justice, and peace.

This year's theme is Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope. set forth by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime focuses on building trust in local communities. Many victims feel isolated or invisible to service providers and the criminal justice system. By encouraging and building trust, services can be provided to those who need it where it is needed most.

"National Crime Victims' Rights Week is an opportune time to commit to ensuring that all victims of crime are offered accessible and appropriate services in the aftermath of crime. I encourage Southeast Texas to observe this week and look at what resources are available to them in their community," said Rep. White.

If you have any questions, please contact State Representative James White's office at (512) 463-0490 or (409) 283-3700.