Mayor Willie Adams signed a proclamation declaring this Victim's Rights week in Albany as law enforcement officers looked on.
Organizers say activities this week are designed to assure the community they will be treated with fairness, dignity, respect, and hope if they become crime victims.
"A lot of times society thinks now we got him arrested, it's over. But it's far from over, because the victim has a lot to deal with. The fear of is this going to happen to me again?" said Mayor Willie Adams.
Tuesday at noon, a moment of silence will be observed for crime victims and their families.
Thursday night at 7:00, at the Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater, a candlelight vigil will be held.
And Friday from 11 to 2 there will be a community awareness information display at the Government Center to tell people about resources available for crime victims.
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