Monday, April 11, 2011

Tree-Planting Honors Courage of Crime Victims

Local victims of crime are being recognized this week during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a tree-planting ceremony, scheduled for this Thursday in Cookeville. It'll take place at 10 am at Cane Creek Park on the courtside pavilion near the volleyball courts. The kickoff event took place in Nashville on Monday This is the third year the Board of Probation and Parole has organized this series of victim awareness events. Board Chairman Charles Traughber said the concerns of victims are among the agency’s top priorities. During each event, BOPP will present a victim advocate with a Voice for Victims Award in recognition of commitment and dedication to helping crime victims.