April 7, 2019 begins National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
It’s recognized very year to promote victims’ rights and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. There are special activities sponsored by the Fresno County Probation Department – The James Rowland Crime Victim Assistance Center.
On April 9, 2019, the James Rowland Crime Victim Assistance Center will unveil the 2019 Crime Victims’ Memorial Quilt. The quilt, which was started in 1994, consists of quilt squares that represent a victim whose life was lost to an act of violence. The squares have been made by the families of deceased victims and are a visual expression of memories of loved ones. The 2019 quilt panel will display 10 new squares, with the overall quilt now representing 509 victims’ of violent crime.
The ceremony will be held at the Fresno County Plaza Ballroom located at 2220 Tulare St., from 6:00p.m.-7:00 p.m.
The Victims’ Memorial Quilt will be on display in the lobby of the Fresno County Plaza, located at 2220 Tulare Street from April 9-12, 2019. The displaying of the Memorial Quilt is now an annual event and has been adopted by other counties in California.