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Tonya Hall, Director of Victims Witness Assistance for Dougherty County Tonya Hall, Director of Victims Witness Assistance for Dougherty County
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany community leaders show their support for crime victims.       

Victims, their families, and law enforcers from around the state attended a candlelight vigil at Veterans Amphitheater as part of National Crime Victims Week. The week celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Victims of Crimes Act.      

"For so long victims were forgotten, and they had no rights. Since that bill was enacted they have rights now," said Tonya Hall.       

Former Dougherty Chief Assistant District Attorney Chris Cohilas was the keynote speaker.

If you are a victim of crime you should contact the Victims Witness Assistance with the District Attorney's office at 229-438-3985.

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