It's 'National Crime Victim's Rights' week

, Posted: Mon, April 7 2014 at 10:45 PM, Updated: Mon, April 7 2014 at 10:48 PM

Sunday kicked off 'National Crime Victim's Rights' week.

It's designed to promote victims’ rights and to support crime victims.

In 1984 congress passed the "Victims of Crime Act", which created a national fund to ease suffering.

Today, all 50 states have enacted victims’ rights laws and have victim compensation programs with more than 10-thousand victim service agencies throughout the country.

More than 3-thousand people in Jackson County receive services in all types of cases each year.

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