Kern County DA Hosts 10th Annual Victims' Rights March and Resource Event

The Kern County District Attorney's Office is hosting the 10th Annual Victims' Rights March and Community Resource event in Bakersfield, CA, during National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2024, to honor survivors and raise awareness about victims' rights and available resources.

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Kern County DA Hosts 10th Annual Victims' Rights March and Resource Event

Kern County DA Hosts 10th Annual Victims' Rights March and Resource Event

The Kern County District Attorney's Office is hosting the 10th Annual Victims' Rights March and Community Resource event in Bakersfield, California, during National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2024. The march will take place on Thursday afternoon, April 25, starting at 3 p.m. and concluding at 4 p.m. The resource event is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will impact traffic closures downtown on Truxtun Avenue and 17th Street, which will be closed between L and Q streets from noon until 4 p.m. on Thursday. It will take place in the DA's office courtyard at 1215 Truxtun Avenue.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is a time to honor survivors and victims of crime, as well as acknowledge the support system provided by organizations and public servants who continuously pursue justice. The Kern County Board of Supervisors discusses crime victims' rights week and has designated this week as Crime Victims' Rights Week.

Assistant Kern County District Attorney Andrea Kohler emphasized the importance of raising awareness about victims' rights. "The event's significance lies in its ability to let victims know that their experiences are recognized and comprehended, and to provide a platform for the community to come together in support of one another," Kohler said.

The march will be accompanied by a resource fair for the first time, which is intended to help victims and the community understand the resources available to them. The Victim Service phone number is (661) 868-5960, and more information about the march can be found on the Kern County District Attorney's Office website.

Why this matters: The annual Victims' Rights March and Community Resource event highlights the ongoing need to support and empower victims of crime. By bringing the community together and raising awareness, the event aims to nurture a more compassionate and just society that prioritizes the rights and well-being of those affected by criminal acts.

The 10th Annual Victims' Rights March and Community Resource event serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of supporting victims and survivors of crime. As the Kern County District Attorney's Office continues its mission to pursue justice and provide resources to those in need, the community stands united in its commitment to creating a safer and more supportive environment for all.

Key Takeaways

  • 10th Annual Victims' Rights March in Bakersfield, CA on April 25, 2024
  • March and resource event to honor crime victims and raise awareness
  • Traffic closures on Truxtun Ave and 17th St from noon to 4 pm
  • Event aims to support victims and promote a just, compassionate society
  • Victim Service phone number: (661) 868-5960