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Crime Victims’ Expo and Walk Set for April 6th, 2019

The 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.

The 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.

Opening 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.

The 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.

National 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.