Sunday, April 8, 2018

Crime Victims Events Scheduled for Fairfield, Vallejo

FAIRFIELD — A monument rededication ceremony reflecting on National Crime Victims’ Week will be held Wednesday in Fairfield, and a vigil will be held Thursday in Vallejo.

Both events start at noon and are hosted by he Solano County District Attorney’s Office and the Solano Family Justice Center.

“National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is an important time for reflection,” Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams said in a statement announcing the events. “It’s a time to remember all of the survivors, including those lost to violence, and an opportunity to share their strength, courage and love of life with our communities.”

The first will be held at the Matt Garcia Career and College Academy, 1100 Civic Center Drive, in Fairfield.

“The monument, commissioned by the Matt Garcia Foundation, was sculpted by local artist Chad Glashoff and will serve as a permanent fixture of courage and peace at the community campus. Additionally, Zachary Young will paint a message on pavers to enhance the grounds. The national theme this year is to “Expand the Circle, Reach All Victims,” which is hope for all victims of violence across the nation,” according to the statement.

The second event will be at Vallejo City Hall, 555 Santa Clara St.

The theme to this year’s National Crime Victims’ Week, which runs April 8-14, is “Expand the Circle, Reach All Victims”

For more information, call the Family Justice Center, Office of Family Violence Prevention, at 784-7635.

Article Source: Daily Republic 

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