By Staff | OPEC
In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week next week, the Office of Victims and Survivor Rights and Services has placed a display in the lobby at headquarters. It’s called “The Empty Shoe Display” and it symbolizes the steps crime victims take on their path to justice, and the strides made by law enforcement, victim assistance professionals, and state and local officials to assist victims, protect their rights, and ensure their voices are heard in the criminal justice system.

Crime Victims’ Rights Week will feature information fair

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 22-28, will be observed with an information fair Monday in the atrium at 1515 S Street. It will begin at 10 a.m. with a moment of silence and comments by Secretary Matthew Cate. The fair, with information provided by local victim service organizations, will run through 1 p.m.

On Tuesday, the 23rd Annual Victims’ March on the Capitol is scheduled for 10 a.m., on the West Steps of the State Capitol. The Office of Victims and Survivors Rights and Services, along with other State agencies, community victim service organizations and the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, will participate. OVSRS staff will be available to answer questions and provide information about CDCR victim services, including information about   the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system for victims, victims’ next of kin, and witnesses to register to receive notification about the release, death, escape, parole hearings or scheduled execution of an inmate.