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Morris County observes 40th annual National Crime Victims Rights Week

Morris County Commissioner Director will Present Proclamation to Morris County Prosecutor

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County will observe the 40th Annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week on Tuesday, April 20, in a virtual ceremony organized and presided over by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll and his staff.

The Zoom event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. will begin with Morris County Commissioner Director Stephen H. Shaw presenting Prosecutor Carroll with an official Proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners declaring April 18, 2021 through April 24, 2021 to be National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Morris County.

The public is invited to attend the virtual event. Call 973-285-6282 to register or register via Zoom.

Speakers for the event include:

  • Diane Williams, President & CEO of JBWS will speak about safety, support and solutions for abuse
  • Maria Vinci Savettiere, Executive Director of Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s Child Victims
  • Carolyn Dean, Executive Director of Community Outreach and Support at NewBridge Services, Inc.

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The annual commemoration is a reminder to renew our commitment to serving all victims of crime, to acknowledge the achievements in victim services and allied professions, to honor those who have gone above and beyond in their service to others, and to remember crime victims and survivors, according to the Office for Victims of Crime.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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