Washington County Attorney’s Office Commemorates
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 24-30, 2022
Washington County Attorney’s Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 24–30, 2022, would like to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and introduce the community to the important resources and services available.
Crime victims are our family, friends, neighbors, and community members. While we can never truly understand the depth of their trauma and the impact on their lives, we can ensure that equitable, inclusive, culturally appropriate, and gender- responsive services are available to help them. By enforcing victims’ rights, expanding access to services, and upholding principles of equity and inclusivity for all, we can enable crime victims to find the justice they seek, in whatever form that might take.
Washington County Attorney’s Office would like to recognize Victim Witness Coordinators Jolleen Chaika, Pamela Brandt, Jasmine Miller, Shawna Kish, Christine VonDeLinde, and Kathy Woxland for their tireless advocacy on behalf of crime victims. In 2021 the Washington County Attorney’s Office worked with over 1,579 victims of crimes committed in the county.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme—Rights, access, equity, for all victims— spotlights victim service organizations’ best practices to reach all victims and help them forge new healing pathways.