The following is from the KS Dept. of Corrections:
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, observed the week of April 22-28, 2012, is a time to honor crime victims and our nation’s progress in advancing their rights. This year’s theme—Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim—celebrates the visions behind the progress and the ideal of serving all victims of crime.
Throughout this week, each community encourages its citizens and members to participate in events that support victims of crime. This year, the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Office of Victim Services (OVS), the Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt, and the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance (KOVA), have joined to co-sponsor a Courage Walk around the Topeka Statehouse in remembrance of those who have been victims of crime. The Courage Walk will begin on the south lawn of the Topeka Statehouse at Noon on Friday, April 27th.
The Walk will be followed by the “Voices of Victims” rally, with opening remarks provided by Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts, which will provide victims of crime an opportunity to share their own story of courage followed by a release of a balloon in remembrance.