WHEREAS, 26 million Americans are the victims of crime each year and crime affects many more, including family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers; and

WHEREAS, crimes can leave a lasting physical, emotional, or financial impact on people of all ages and abilities, and of all economics, racial and social backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, in 1984, the Crime Victims Fund was established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to provide a permanent source of support for crime victim services and compensation through fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders; and 3

WHEREAS, incorporating communities’ existing experts and trusted sources of support into efforts to serve survivors will develop a criminal justice system response that is truly accessible and appropriate for all victims of crime; and

WHEREAS, Fulton County officials are joining forces with victim service programs, criminal justice agencies, and concerned citizens throughout Fulton County and America to raise awareness of victims’ rights; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims April 8-14, 2018, as “CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK IN FULTON COUNTY”.

2018 Third Regular Session