Senator Bob Mensch Recognizes Crime Victims’ Rights Week

HARRISBURG – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) circulated a co-sponsorship memo that would introduce a resolution designating the week of April 18th through April 24th, 2021 as Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Pennsylvania.

“The millions of survivors of crime and their families deserve justice, rights, resources, restoration, and rehabilitation for the violence they have experienced,” Mensch said. “The citizens of Pennsylvania realize that we can make our homes, neighborhoods, and communities safer and stronger by serving victims of crime and ensuring justice for all.”

The United States Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime was established to enhance the capacity to assist crime victims and to promote justice and healing for all victims of crimes. For many years, the Office for Victims of Crime has helped lead communities throughout the country in their observance of “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week,” helping to boost public awareness about the challenges presented to victims of crime and celebrating the hard-won progress in victims’ rights and services.

By recognizing “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week” we can work to continue supporting victims of crime throughout this Commonwealth and the nation.

Watch Senator Mensch’s floor remarks here.

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at facebook.com/PASenatorBobMensch/ or Twitter @SenatorMensch.

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CONTACT: Madison Scarfaro mscarfaro@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388