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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Kander Observes Crime Victims' Rights Week
Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announces his office’s participation in a ceremony to commemorate Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
The Safe At Home Program, which is administered through the Secretary of State’s Office, has taken strides to protect the personal information of Missourians who have been the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and stalking. Recently, a number of law enforcement training academies have incorporated Safe At home content into their curriculum.
As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Crime Victims’ Rights Week (CVRW) will be observed April 21-27, 2013. This week is observed to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The theme for CVRW is “New Challenges. New Solutions.”
Safe At Home is joining in the Jefferson City observation of Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a ceremony on April 26, 2013. The ceremony will take place 12-1pm on the south Capitol lawn. This event is free and open to the public.
“I encourage all Missourians to come together to support those who have survived violence,” Kander said. “Issues such as sexual violence affect every aspect of our society, and it is imperative that we stand together to help bring an end to this violence.”
For more information on Sexual Assault Awareness Month, visit http://www.nsvrc.org/saam/sexual-assault-awareness-month-home
For more information about the Safe at Home program, visit http://www.sos.mo.gov/safeathome/.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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