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Free BBQ lunch offered to mark National Crime Victim’s Rights Week in Billings

Posted at 8:55 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:49:38-04

BILLINGS – To celebrate National Crime Victim’s Rights Week from April 7 to 13, there will be a free barbecue lunch and entertainment at the Yellowstone County Courthouse Lawn on April 12, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Speakers at the event will include U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme, Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito, Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder, Billings Police Chief Rich St. John, Billings City Attorney Brent Brooks, and Big Horn County Commissioner Sidney Fitzpatrick.

Crime Victims’ Rights Week challenges the nation to confront and remove barriers to full justice for all victims of crime, the press release states.

Each April, the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys’ offices observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week nationwide by honoring victims of crime and those who advocate on their behalf.

The Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, within the Office of Justice Programs, leads communities across the country in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights week each year.

The BBQ event will recognize men and women who have gone above and beyond to help the community. The theme for this year’s celebration is, “Honoring our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”

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The Crime Victim’s Rights Week barbecue is being sponsored by the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office Victim Specialist, the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness Program, the Billings City Attorney’s Office Victim Specialists, FBI Victim Specialists, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Victim Specialist and the YWCA of Billings.