April 20, 2020 - National Crime Victims' Rights Week
In recognition of April 19th – 25th being National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, District Attorney Danny Carr announces that this week is generally marked with activities in individual communities across the state and nation. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing requirements that have been implemented; most community events have been canceled. Even though most community events have been canceled this week, it is of the utmost importance to let our victims know we fully support you.
The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office plays a unique role in assisting crime victims. It is our shared mission to ensure Alabama’s crime victims’ rights are respected, that each victim is treated with dignity and each is provided with assistance to thrive in their new reality. Whether that is shelter assistance for a domestic violence victim, counseling for a child of abuse or financial compensation through Alabama’s Victim Compensation Fund, we will endeavor in each act we perform to help in healing and end any further victimization.
To ensure the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office continues to protect the rights and interest of all victims, additional prosecutors and victim service officers have been hired in the last year.
My office is tasked with protecting the citizens of Jefferson County, providing a voice to victims and seeking justice for all. My office will continue to provide support and guidance to victims of crime, build partnerships with service providers such as One Place, YWCA, The Crisis Center, Prescott House and many others who are committed to empowering victims and preventing further victimization.
Today, next week, and every day going forward, we will continue to assist, include, and respect the victims of crime and their families, as we seek to ensure justice is served.