The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is pleased to join other victim service providers and allied professionals throughout the nation in celebrating the 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18 through 24. It is a week to honor the many achievements in the victim services realm as well as a time to reflect on how we can do better by continuing our service, building trust with those we serve, and engaging the community in this vital work.
The victim’s rights movement began as a group of grass-root organizations that joined together to have their voices heard. Their collective effort and persistence led to then-President Ronald Reagan issuing an executive order to establish the President’s Task Force on Victims of Crime in 1980. This marked the opening of a new era that eventually led to legally recognized rights of victims within the criminal justice system as well as the establishment of crime victim compensation to victims of federal and state crimes.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is an opportunity for the community to come together and further this work by reaffirming our dedication to support victims of crime, build trust and engage the community.
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center remains dedicated to supporting all those impacted at Route 91 through their healing journeys. Building trust with the impacted community remains an integral part of this process and we are constantly reevaluating our efforts to this end. We work with numerous community partners to provide healing resources and services, and those relationships are vital for those we serve. We are grateful to our community partners and the larger community for their continued support as we continue this effort.
To mark this special occasion, the Resiliency Center will be working with our community partners to host a number of virtual information sessions intended to empower our bereaved families and survivors throughout their healing journeys, including a legal empowerment information session with Tyler J. Winkler, Esq. Tyler is the staff attorney at the Resiliency Center and is dedicated to ensuring that survivors’ and bereaved families’ legal rights are protected and that they get the legal assistance they need so they can focus on healing. He will be providing information on the different legal services available through the Resiliency Center as well as information on the rights of victims on April 22 at 6:00 p.m. PT. To sign up for this and other events that will become available throughout the month, click here for our calendar. Other events will be added to our calendar as details become available.