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Legislation #: 950507 Introduction Date: 4/20/1995
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/20/1995
Sponsor: MAYOR & COUNCIL
Title: Declaring the week of April 23-29, 1995 to be "Crime Victims' Rights Week" in recognition of the efforts of those who serve victims of crime in Kansas City.

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4/20/1995

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4/20/1995

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RESOLUTION NO. 950507

 

Declaring the week of April 23-29, 1995 to be "Crime Victims' Rights Week" in recognition of the efforts of those who serve victims of crime in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, crime and victimization are among the top concerns of our community, our state and our nation; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1994, violent crimes occurring in Kansas City, Missouri numbered approximately 23,809; and

 

WHEREAS, the physical, financial, and psychological impact of crime has a devastating effect on the fabric of our city, county and nation; and

 

WHEREAS, VictimNet is a coalition of victims' services providers and others who are committed to meeting the needs of victims of crime throughout the metropolitan area; and

 

WHEREAS, law abiding citizens are no less deserving of rights, resources, restoration and rehabilitation than the violent offenders who victimize them; and

 

WHEREAS, the citizens of Kansas City must join together and recommit our energies and resources to reducing violence, assisting crime victims, and making our homes and communities better places to live; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council designate the week of April 23-29 as Crime Victims' Rights Week and join forces with victim services programs, elected officials, criminal justice officials and concerned citizens throughout our state and country to plant seeds and harvest justice for victims and for us all; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof, and that a copy hereof be provided to VictimNet.

 

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