PULLMAN – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) celebrates its 41st anniversary April 24-30, 2022. Each year, the Office for Victims of Crime (OCV) helps communities to commemorate this event by promoting victim rights, honoring victims, and celebrating advocates in communities throughout the nation. This year’s theme – Rights, Access, Equity, for all Victims – underscores the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by enforcing victims’ rights, expanding access to services, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all.
The Pullman Police Department recognizes the outstanding work of organizations and advocates that provide resources and support to victims of crime in our local area, including Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, the Crime Victim Service Center of Whitman County, and the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office.
Washington State recognizes the rights of crime victims in Section 35 of the Washington State Constitution (http://leg.wa.gov/LawsAndAgencyRules/Pages/constitution.aspx) and in codified law (RCW 7.69.030 & RCW 7.69A.030). Links to crime victim resources are available on the following websites:
• Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse http://www.atvp.org
• Washington State Crime Victim Service Center: https://victimsupportservices.org/ • Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): https://www.ovc.gov/
• Pullman Police Department: https://www.pullman-wa.gov/police • Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office: http://whitmancounty.org/316/Victim-Resources