ATLANTA - In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Georgia’s Parole Board met with Georgia victims of crime in Dahlonega today.
“As decision makers we were glad to talk with crime victims today as we responded to their need for information and understanding. Hopefully our presence, meeting directly with these victims, will bring about healing and closure,” stated Chairman Terry Barnard.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 2-8, 2017. This year’s national theme: Strength, Resilience, Justice; reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.
“All five Board Members were present at today’s Victims Visitors’ Day, meeting with crime victims to receive their information and to be sure we include it when considering the parole cases. The Board will continue to be resilient as we seek justice and healing for victims as we make informed parole decisions,” Barnard said.
More than 100 victims and family members attended the Victims Visitors’ Day.