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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2022, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will join leaders of the law enforcement and victim advocate community on April 28, 2022 for a virtual conference to discuss how to best help the victims of crime.

The virtual conference will not be open to the public. Following the event, the program will be available for viewing on the Morris County Government YouTube page.Speakers will include Anthony DeVincenzo, M.A., a retired lieutenant from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office who is currently a Training Specialist with the Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center.  Additionally, speaking at the event will be a victim of domestic violence.

Marking its 41th anniversary this year, Congress annually declares one week in April as Crime Victims’ Rights Week to honor and recognize crime victims.  National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is being observed from April 24-30, 2022.  The theme this year is “Rights, Access, and Equity for all Victims.”  The theme underscores the importance of enforcing victim rights, expanding access to services, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all victims.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is intended to raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, highlighting programs, celebrating progress achieved, and honoring victims, the professionals, and agencies who serve them.

As a visual reminder, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has a lit tree outside of the Administration & Records Building in honor of all victims of crime in Morris County. In keeping with this year’s theme, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll dedicated a stepping stone near the tree as a symbol for victims taking the first step to healing. Serving as a small beacon of hope, a wreath adorned with a “2022 in Recognition and Remembrance” ribbon has been placed next to the tree.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office’s social media channels will post daily resources containing information to assist victims of crime and the community at large regarding substance use disorder, mental health & suicide prevention, domestic violence, and other topics.

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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