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News Release

For Immediate Release
April 23, 2012

Sandra Matheson, Director Office of Victim/Witness Assistance
(603) 271-3671

2012 National Crime Victim Rights Week Press Conference

Governor Lynch and Attorney General Delaney Commemorate New Hampshire's Crime Victim Rights Week
2012 Theme - Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim
April 24, 2012 11:00 a.m.
St. Paul's Church, Park Street, Concord, New Hampshire

Governor John Lynch and Attorney General Michael Delaney will join crime victims and professionals who work to provide them with services and support to observe 2012 National Crime Victim Rights Week. It is a time to build public awareness about the challenges crime victims face, and to celebrate the hard-won progress in victim rights and services in New Hampshire.

A press conference will be held at 11:00 am in the Parish Hall of St. Paul's Church at Park Street in Concord (next to the State House). Moving displays, including the victims' memorial quilts and a depiction of "10 Years of New Hampshire Homicides" will be set up. The 2012 Memorial Quilt will be unveiled and several awards will be presented.

The Clothesline Project, sponsored by the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program, will be unveiled on the State House lawn. The Project highlights the pain and healing experienced by survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

At 5:30 pm, a Memorial Service to pay tribute to all those who have died and those who have been traumatized by violent crime will be held at St. Paul's Church.

Attorney General Michael Delaney said, "This is a time for us to pay tribute to the strength and courage of those New Hampshire citizens who have been impacted by violent crime and to promote the rights of crime victims and I invite everyone to join us in this commemoration."

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