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April 15, 2008

Albany --  Every year, 23 million Americans are victims of crime. Prosecuting the criminals is just one aspect of the criminal justice system.
Equally important is making sure their victims get the support they need.

This is National Crime Victims' Rights Week, and Tuesday, a silent march was held in downtown Albany to show support for victims.

Dozens of people, many of them children, marched from Turtle Grove Park to the Dougherty County Courthouse where a ribbon ceremony was held. Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard says it's important that crime victims are treated with dignity and respect.  

Law enforcement officers and other agencies that provide support to victims, placed purple bows on a wreath in front of the courthouse. Downtown Albany church bells will toll at noon Wednesday in honor of crime victims.

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