According to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey, in 2017, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced 3.1 million violent victimizations and U.S. households experienced an estimated 13.3 million property crimes. To raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights, introduce the community to the important resources and services available, and celebrate progress achieved and honor victims and the professionals who serve them, the week of April 7–13, 2019 has been designated as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Join Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Dan Dow, county of San Luis Obispo (SLO) district attorney; Tim Murphy, a mass victimization advocate; and Beth Raub, victim witness assistant director with the SLO County District Attorney's Office as they discuss the important work of the County of SLO Victim Witness Assistance Center, which provides a wide variety of services to victims and witnesses to help reduce the trauma, frustration, and inconvenience experienced by those affected by crime.
Broadcast date: 4/11/19
Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.