As a sponsor for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and a legal advocate for victims of drunk driving crashes, Parnall Law strongly believes victims must not be forgotten in the judicial system or in our society.
This week, we support victims of crimes and encourage our community to do the same during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This week marks the 41st anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and is commemorated April 24 – 30, 2022.
What is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week?
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time to remember crime victims and survivors, acknowledge the achievement of victim services, and honor those who have committed to serving victims of crime. It has been celebrated every year since 1981.
The Office for Victims of Crime leads communities every April to observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme is Rights, access, equity, for all victims. It emphasizes the importance of helping crime survivors find justice by enforcing victims’ rights, expanding access to services, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all.
The Resource Guide provides outreach tools and sample materials to take part in this year’s awareness campaign. This year’s materials include a sample proclamation, sample social media posts, awareness posters, professional artwork, and a history of the crime victims’ rights movement.
Ways to Get Involved
You can help with the crime victims’ awareness campaign by:
- Attending the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Candlelight Vigil from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2022
- Attending the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022
- Hosting events that embrace this year’s theme in honor of crime victims in New Mexico, such as awareness initiatives, runs, walks, rallies, memorial ceremonies, and vigils
- Attending other events promoted during the week by the Office for Victims of Crime
- Reviewing the history of notable court decisions, groundbreaking studies, the advent of victims’ rights organizations, and the passage of significant federal and state legislation
- Including artwork that commemorates the week on your business and personal social media pages, including awareness posters, theme posters, web art, and theme art
- Viewing and presenting this year’s introductory video during your events
- Forming new partnerships and multi-disciplinary teams to help crime victims in your community
- Posting notable quotes about crime victims
For More Information, Contact Parnall Law
If you and your family are crime victims in New Mexico, Parnall Law Firm, LLC is here to help. Justice for crime victims is primarily handled through the criminal system. However, a personal injury case can help you pursue financial compensation for the injuries and losses you have suffered due to the criminal actions of others. Through our victim advocacy efforts, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic losses.
Bert Parnall is a drunk driving accident lawyer and former Albuquerque Bulldog who maintains a bulldog-like approach in his aggressive and tenacious pursuit of justice for his clients. Since 1997, he has been helping victims. He is ready to help you, too. He provides a 100% client satisfaction guarantee as part of the Parnall Law Difference. You can learn more about the firm on the Hurt? Call Bert website, or you can contact us today to get started with a free case review.