Advocates for crime victims' rights honored - - Jackson, MS

Advocates for crime victims' rights honored

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Those who serve violent crime victims were honored in Jackson Monday night during an event held in observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. 

It was hosted by Attorney General Jim Hood at the Salvation Army on Beasley Road.  

Featured speakers included Hood and retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Ed Pittman. 

Awards were also presented to Mississippians who serve as a support system for victims of crime. 

"It recognizes those folks that have been in victims services for a long time and have dedicated a long period of time to making lives better; lives for children, lives for victims of domestic violence and homicides," said Lauree Johnson, recipient of the Amy Clayton Victim Service Award. 

The theme for the event was "Extending the Vision, Reaching Every Victim". 

National Crime Victims Rights' Week is April 22 through the 28. 

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