National Crime Victims Rights Week

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Crime victims in Tennessee and the advocates who serve them are being recognized this week in a series of statewide events. The Board of Parole, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Correction, and the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction (TRICOR) are again joining forces to host the events as part of the annual observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
 
Parole Board Chairman Richard Montgomery commented; “The contributions of local law enforcement, victim advocates, prosecutors, and family services organizations all help create healing and hope for victims of crime. We are committed to honoring those contributions.”
 
Dickson County Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe was honored as the statewide Voice for Victims Award recipient for 2019.  The keynote speaker was Verna Wyatt, co-founder of Tennessee Voices for Victims. Additional events this week are taking place across the state.