NADP joined in recognizing Nation Crime Victims’ Rights Week
As many of you may know, Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty joined with the many organizations and individuals who observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) from April 18 to 24, 2010. As a part of that week we called on you, our supporters, to help us in identifying the various service programs that are available to the family members of homicide victims here in Nebraska. We want to thank everyone who participated with us!
As we travel around the state talking with people about the death penalty, we often come into contact with individuals who have lost a loved one to homicide. We recognize the unique and urgent needs that these families have in the aftermath of a trauma. We also hear over and over how often those needs are not being met.
We are renewing our call for assistance in identifying victims service providers in Nebraska. If you know of any service providers in your area, please contact our office by phone at 402.477.7787 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. These services could be found through the courts, the police, at a church, or through some other local agency.
We know that the death penalty gives years of uncertainty and constant media attention to surviving family members while leeching resources from much needed services. By working together, we hope to help our state truly recognize the needs of crime victims so we can refocus resources on programs that help heal our citizens and communities.