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MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services (DOJ-OCVS) will host a ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the nations recognized Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. The ceremony will begin at Noon on September 25th at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, Fitch Plaza.


The event is co-hosted by the Community Action Network, a local group of crime victim service providers, including Career Youth Development, Milwaukee County District Attorneys Office, City of Milwaukee Mayors Office, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Parents of Murdered Children.


September 25th marks the second annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. The ceremony honors the memories of murder victims in Wisconsin. Milwaukee was the selected site this year because of the large numbers of victims and survivors. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, 183 people were victims of homicide in Wisconsin during 2007; 105 of those murders occurred in the City of Milwaukee.


State, County and City of Milwaukee public officials will join survivors to speak of and to honor the memory of murder victims and in recognition of the impact violent crime has on surviving family members, loved ones and the community.


The event is open to the public. General information on community and state resources for crime victims and survivors will be made available. For more information about the event, please contact Jan Cummings, Director of the Office of Crime Victim Services at (414) 227-1804.