National Crime Victims' Rights Week


Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is celebrated every year in April. The week is dedicated to learning about victimization and the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community. It also serves to promote laws, policies and programs that help victims of crime. Every year, thousands of communities across the nation observe the week by reaffirming their commitment to victims having the rights, resources and services they need to recover from crime.

Placer County District Attorney Activities

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office, in addition to launching a new victims’ resources webpage, will be participating in events in the county to honor our victims' and posting resource information throughout the week on their social media. 

  • Monday morning, April 19 – Ceremonal tying of ribbons down the drive at Santucci
  • Monday at 9 a.m., April 19, 9 a.m. - Facebook post with a statement from Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire
  • Monday evening, April 19 – Planting of hearts and candlelight vigil at Historic Courthouse in Auburn  -- community is invited to join the vigil virtually  
  • Friday, April 23, 12 p.m. – Closing ceremonies at Historic Courthouse in Auburn

Crime Victims' Rights Virtual 5k

Join our community to su2021-04-16_9-52-11pport crime victims by participating in a virtual 5K. Print a copy of the bib from our website, and walk or run your 5K whenever is convenient for you this week!  Post a photo of you and your race bib sharing your reason to walk/run to our Facebook page.

  Download virtual race bib

Learn more about the Office for Victims of Crime and National Victim's Rights Week

The week is supported by the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime. Learn more about their vision for the week and the office here.