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Media Contact:
Michele L. Hall, Administrative Coordinator
Boone County Commission
(573) 886-4312

Boone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Hosts Free 5K for National Crime Victims' Rights Week

March 14, 2018—The Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is hosting a 5K walk/run on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:00AM in Stephens Lake Park. The purpose of this event is to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which runs from April 8, 2018 through April 14, 2018. Participation in the event is free and the first 300 participants will receive a free t-shirt. Participants are asked to pre-register for the event by visiting This project is supported by a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project subgrant awarded by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) under a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Each year, the Boone County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office joins other communities across the nation in recognizing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. From April 8-14, 2018, the focus will be on this year’s theme—Expand the Circle. Reach All Victims. According to the Office of Justice Programs, this theme emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. Specifically, the theme addresses how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support; and how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims.

The importance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will also be recognized by the Boone County Commission through a proclamation. The Commission will present a proclamation to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 9:30AM in the Boone County Commission Chambers in the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center. The proclamation will highlight the importance of inclusion in victims services for all victims through collaboration and cooperation.