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In honor and recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office will host several public events.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 24-30. For more than four decades, the week has been geared toward confronting and removing barriers to achieving justice for victims of crime.

“It is an opportunity for the community to come together and commit to ensuring all victims are heard, validated and provided access to appropriate, trauma-informed resources,” said County Attorney Kent Volkmer.

PCAO is planning three events open to the public, including safety messaging, recognition of crime victims, and resources for victims and their families. These family-friendly events focus on victims who passed away, the dangers facing our children and the impact that DUI/DWI has on many families.

“Being a victim of crime can be frightening, confusing and even aggravating,” Volkmer said in a news release. “Taking the time to highlight and hold up our victims is both important and necessary. It is my sincere hope that you can come and join us during at least one of these public events to show your support.”

In Arizona, victims of crime have many rights and are entitled to certain opportunities throughout the criminal justice process, including at court hearings. The Pinal County Attorney’s Office said it is committed to ensuring victims and their families are aware of the rights afforded to them.

April 25
Candlelight Vigil
6-7:30 p.m.
Florence Visitors Center, 24 Ruggles St., Florence
Hear from crime victims, and light candles for those that have been lost. Take a walk through downtown Florence with victims, families, and local law enforcement to form a team to help survivors heal. After the walk, there will be refreshments and community.

April 26
Ice Cream Party & Kickball
6-8 p.m.
Carr McNatt Park, 1115 N. Brown Ave., Casa Grande
A free night of kickball games, ice cream, resources, Connect Four, cornhole and child fingerprinting to help keep our kids safe.

April 29
Car Show
5-8 p.m.
Freddy’s Steakburgers, 1746 W. Hunt Hwy., San Tan Valley
A fun night of checking out cool cars, playing games, trying out the drunk goggles and learning about how DUI/DWI impacts the community.