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Join Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the Crime Victims Council for this Year's Crime Victims' Rights Week Ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda Tomorrow


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council will hold their annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony tomorrow in the State Capitol Rotunda (balcony level) at noon. This year, the 2013 Champion of Victims’ Rights Awards will be presented in honor of many who have gone above and beyond in their support of victims’ rights in Wisconsin.


Tomorrow’s ceremony will include an opening song by Jennifer Dunn, Victim/Witness Coordinator in Waukesha County; welcoming remarks by Menomonee Falls Chief of Police/Crime Victims Council President Anna Ruzinski; remarks by Jill Karofsky, Director of the Office of Crime Victim Services at the Wisconsin Department of Justice; remarks by State Treasurer Kurt Schuller; remarks by Attorney General Van Hollen and presentation of the Champion of Victims’ Rights Awards; a survivor’s poem read by Council President Ruzinski and closing song by Jennifer Dunn.


For more information about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 21-27, 2013), visit the following link:


For Attorney General Van Hollen’s column about Crime Victims’ Rights Week, please click the following link: What Victims' Rights Mean to Those Impacted by Crime