Justice for Homicide Victims Cordially Invites you to the now Virtual 36th Annual Justice for Homicide Victims Memorial
Justice for Homicide Victims Organization has been tracking the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation daily, with the disease now established in the US and Los Angeles County, it is with heavy-heart that JHV announcing the cancellation of the upcoming Justice for Homicide Victims Memorial event.
This was an unbearable decision because this event has provided victims’ rights resources and honors crime victims and those advocates on their behalf, but it is the right and responsible action to take to keep our communities safe and healthy.
For our survivor families, the existing risk level associated with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County rises to 69 as of March 15, 2020. However, global hotspots shift, and the infection pattern is not well recognized. With that uncertainty, we need to make sensible choices to safeguard the health of our own community. The decision to cancel JHV Memorial event, represents our best judgment at this moment in response to this unpredictable situation, and is based on reasonable and measured ways to reduce risk of exposure for each other, our partners and sponsors, parents, families, children and communities we serve.
In addition, JHV has decided to take our 36th Victims’ Rights Week Memorial VIRTUAL.
Crime Victims’ Rights Week is an Annual Commemoration in the United States that promotes victims’ rights and services observed from April 19 – 25. This year’s theme is: Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ | Inspire Hope – The weeklong initiative promotes victims’ rights and honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
JHV offers our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please accept my gratitude in advance for your understanding as we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our communities. We look forward to having you join us on JHV Facebook on April 19, 2020.
Jane Bouffard | President, Justice for Homicide Victims