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Rally held for crime victims

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A rally outside the state capitol Tuesday morning was aimed at supporting crime victims and their advocates.

The Mississippi attorney general's office hosted the annual event as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

This year's theme is ''Fairness. Dignity. Respect."

Attorney General Jim Hood said the rally helps participants in the healing process while raising community awareness. 

"We want to make sure those victims out there know they're not going through this alone.  There are support groups throughout the state," said Hood.

"It's helped me out a lot," said participant Tracy Blackmon.  "My mom has been gone three years, and they haven't found the killer yet.  But this helps me forgive the person who did do it."

Following the rally, awards were handed out to three victims' advocates who have made significant contributions throughout the last year.

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