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Albany celebrates Victims Rights Week

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Prosecutors and law enforcers in Albany are recognizing National Crime Victims Week.   The white flags planted in front of the courthouse represent the average number of people in Albany affected by crime each month.     

The director of the Dougherty District Attorney's Victim Witness Assistance Program says this week is about remembering crime victims and their families and letting them know they have rights.

"The right to be notified.  The right to be present at hearings and things such as that," said Tonya Hall  Victims Witness Assistance Director.  

The Lily Pad and the Victims Witness Assistance Office are sponsoring a symposium at Albany Tech on Wednesday and Thursday.

A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday at seven o'clock at Veterans Amphitheater.

 

 

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