Officials host community day in Norfolk for Crime Victims’ Rights Week

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — As part of Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office hosted a community day and resource fair at Military Circle Mall.

The goal was to provide victims of crime with information about services that can help on their road to healing. The event was also about showing community support.

“Empowering victims of crime and just giving them the courage and strength to continue in their journey,” said Marlene Bright, of the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Community Collaborations Center.

Earlier this week, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring recognized a paralegal in Norfolk and a volunteer at the Hampton Victim Services Unit for their work supporting victims after crime.

Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaimed the week of April 2 to April 8 as Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Virginia. The theme is “strength, justice, and resilience.”