A Special Agent with the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) was among those honored by the Department of Justice and US Attorney’s Office during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s observance takes place April 8-14 with the theme “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims.”
In recognizing professionals who have shown special commitment to helping crime victims, Assistant US Attorney for the District of Arizona Elizabeth Strange hosted a ceremony on April 12. AUSA Strange presented the ISB Special Agent with a certificate commemorating her service and acts above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of federal crime victims.
Noting that the ISB Special Agent works difficult and challenging cases, AUSA Strange said, “She not only works hard to bring offenders to justice, she also places a special emphasis on providing much needed assistance to crime victims. [The ISB Special Agent] works countless hours both on and off duty to assist victims through the criminal justice process while gaining their trust and respect.”
The Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime leads communities across the country in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week each year. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 1981 to bring greater sensitivity to the needs and rights of victims of crime. More information about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week can be found at ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw