With the sponsorship of Cobb County officials, various events are planned in observance of Crime Victims’ Rights Week on April 7-13 with an additional statewide event on April 24 in Augusta. AJC file photo

Cobb Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 7-13

Cobb County officials will host several events April 7-13 during Crime Victims’ Rights Week to be followed by a statewide event later this month.

Among them are:

  • The 29th Annual Crime Victims’ Memorial Service will be held 3-5 p.m. April 7 at Vinings United Methodist Church, 3101 Paces Mill Road, Atlanta. This service is designed to be a healing event for victims and survivors of any crime. A memorial wall of many of those murdered in metro Atlanta from 1991 to 2018 will be on display. Before the service from 3 to 4 p.m., there will be light refreshments served in the Fellowship Hall below the sanctuary with a chance to speak to attorneys, officials and others who may have helpful information.
  • The Statewide Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony will be held 10-11:30 a.m. April 8 at the Forsyth County administrative building, 110 E. Main St., Cumming.
  • A proclamation and presentation will be held at the Cobb County Board of Commissioners’ meeting at 9 a.m. April 9 in the BOC Room, second floor, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.
  • The Cobb County “stock the shelves party” for liveSAFE Resources and SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center will be held at 2 p.m. April 12 at the Cobb District Attorney’s Office, 70 Haynes St., Marietta. Bring a needed item such as toilet paper, tissues, juice boxes, mini sodas, mini water bottles and variety snack packs.
  • The Parole Board Victims Visitors’ Day will be held at 9 a.m. April 24 in the Technology Center, Augusta Tech College, 3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta. Following the 9 a.m. opening ceremony, appointments will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crime victims and/or family members will have the opportunity to discuss their offenders’ cases confidentially with representatives of the Department of Corrections, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Department of Community Supervision to have a voice in the process if the offender is currently in prison or on community supervision (probation/parole). To schedule an appointment, register by April 23 to 404-651-6544 or darrell.reid@pap.ga.gov.

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