Alpharetta public safety director Gary George said in a statement, “By participating in this program, we publicly acknowledge crime victims and remind others to support them and pledge to make the resources available to lessen their burden.”
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a program of the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to raise public awareness of the prevalence of violence and crime within communities throughout America.
The goal is to educate and make the public aware of victim’s rights and the available resources for each victim from each prosecution office in Georgia.
Law enforcement officers will show their support for crime victims’ rights by either wearing or tying a dark blue ribbon to the antenna of their patrol vehicles throughout the week. Blue ribbons are the national symbol for crime victim’s rights.