Local program gets grant funding for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

CLEMSON — The Clemson Police Department has received federal funding to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during 2019 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 7-13).

The funding will be used to host a free self-defense class for women, co-host the second annual Tutu March for first responders and a community movie night, as part of a community awareness project in Clemson. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) through the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA).

First designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week increases general public awareness of and knowledge about the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime. The theme for 2019 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”

“The support from OVC and NAVAA for our 2019 National

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