The annual observation of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week raises awareness for those who have been victimized by a violent crime, as well as the loved ones of victims.
Project HELP, a nonprofit in Naples dedicated toward easing the pain of those affected by rape, violence, crime or loss of a loved one, is hosting a celebration of NCVR Week from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive in Naples.
Victim service providers from Project HELP and various law enforcement agencies and state entities will be on hand to speak with the community about this important week, as well as April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
“This is always a critical month for Project HELP to raise awareness of our mission and to let people know in the community that in your darkest hour, there is a helping hand right around the corner here for you,” said Project HELP Executive Director Eileen Wesley. “There are also a number of resources available to victims of crimes that everyone should be aware of, should they ever be placed in a difficult situation. We’re here to share these tips and to provide comfort and care to anyone who needs it in our community.”
The event will feature a number of prominent speakers, Bagpipe music, and some food and water will be served. The event is free to attend.
Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler and Chief Assistant State Attorney of Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit, Rich Montecalvo, will be among those giving speeches at Project HELP’s event.
Click here to view the flyer for the event.