Ceremony to recognize crime victims, rights

April 09, 2008

To commemorate National Victims' Rights Week (April 13-19), a public memorial ceremony in remembrance of Howard County crime victims will be held at 7 p.m. on April 16 at the county government's office complex in Ellicott City.

The ceremony will be held in the Banneker Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, followed by a candlelight vigil at the Omar J. Jones, Jr. Plaza adjoining the Carroll Building and the George Howard buildings. Light refreshments will be served.

During National Victims' Rights Week, criminal justice agencies and organizations dedicated to assisting victims of crime join together to promote greater public awareness of the rights and needs of crime victims. Howard County State's Attorney Dario J. Broccolino and Police Chief William McMahon will participate in the memorial service.

Information: Shirley Harbin, victim witness coordinator in the Howard County State's Attorney's Office, at 410-313-3178.

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