Faribault Co. lends its support to victims

BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners voted Tuesday to include the county in recognizing April 8-14 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The week is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, which oversees programs to benefit and assist crime victims.

According to the office’s website, this year’s theme for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims,” meant to emphasize the importance of inclusion in victim services, as well as to address how to ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support, and how professionals, organizations and communities can work together to reach all victims.

For National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Faribault County Attorney’s Office and the Faribault County Victim/Witness Program will hold an open house to educate people about their rights and to honor providers for their service. The open house will be 2-4 p.m. April 13 at the Faribault County Attorney’s Office.