EDITOR'S NOTE: In observance of National Crime Victims Rights Week, the Daily Press will be publishing articles throughout the week authored by agencies which support the victims of crime locally. Today's column is by the Delta County Prosecutor's office
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ESCANABA - Our community is blessed to have many resources to help victims rebuild their lives and trust in others. April 21 27, 2013, is National Crime Victims Rights week. The theme this year is New Challenges. New Solutions. The Daily Press is supporting Crime Victim Rights Week and our local victim service providers by printing articles about the services provided by these agencies.
Although we live in a rural community with good neighbors and caring friends, crimes are committed and people are victimized. Any crime can be traumatic. The trauma may be caused by serious physical injuries, death of a loved one, the loss of an irreplaceable cherished item or losing the feeling of security in one's home.
The staff of the Delta County Prosecutor's office is committed to helping victims by addressing their fears and concerns and keeping them informed. Legal proceedings can be stressful and intimidating, but understanding the legal process and being advised of case developments can help alleviate much of the stress and fear.
For further information about victim rights or services, please contact Karen Alvord, victim witness coordinator, Delta County Prosecutor's Office 789-5115.