The District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Office in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 2-8, 2017, is hosting 2 special events.

Friday, March 31st, 2017 at the Bartow Senior Center, 33 Beavers Drive, Cartersville / 12:00 PM
“Only You Can Stop Senior Scams” produced by “Stop Senior Scams” Acting Program Guest Speaker: Investigator Cody Satterfield with the Bartow County Sheriff’s office
 Lunch provided by the Senior Center

 Door Prize-donated by Assistant District Attorney Sharon Fox
Friday, April 7th, 2017 at the Gordon Senior Center, 150 Cambridge Court, Calhoun / 10:00 AM
 “Only You Can Stop Senior Scams” produced by “Stop Senior Scams” Acting Program
 Guest Speaker: Investigator with Calhoun Police Department
 Refreshments provided by Chick Fil A and Walmart
 Door Prize-donated by Assistant District Attorney Sharon Fox
The purpose of these events is to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and introduce the community to the important resources and services available. Last year, over 5 million individuals were a victim of a crime, and there were nearly 15 million property victimizations (according to the 2015 National Crime Victimization Survey conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics).
The District Attorney’s office will commemorate the advancement of victims’ rights and highlight issues surrounding victimization by presenting “The Savvy Senior”, March 31st, 12 Noon at the Bartow Senior Center and April 7th, 10 AM at the Calhoun Senior Center.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) of the U.S. Department of Justice leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8, by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme—Strength. Resilience. Justice.—emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary responses and building the capacity of individuals, service providers, and communities to respond to crime and support the ongoing healing of victims and survivors.
“Every year we are pleased to participate with our local partner agencies to recognize and honor victims of crime. We hope recognition on a national and local level can provide strength, resilience and justice to those who have been victimized by crime” said District Attorney Rosemary M. Greene.
OVC and the District Attorney’s office encourage widespread participation in the week’s events and in other victim-related observances throughout the year. For additional information about this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and how to assist victims in your community, please contact Bartow County Victim Assistance at 770-387-5106 or visit their website at  Mission Statement The Mission of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit’s Victim/Witness Assistance Unit is to afford all victims their rights as set forth in the Georgia Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights. To promote justice and healing by professionally, compassionately and effectively providing advocacy and support; guiding victims through the criminal justice process with dignity and respect.