National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2015, 22617-22618 [2015-09558]

Download as PDF 22617 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 78 Thursday, April 23, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9257 of April 17, 2015 The President National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In recent decades, our Nation has made tremendous progress in reducing the crime rate and building safer communities for all Americans. Yet tragically, millions of people continue to be victimized by crime each year— it happens every day, and it can happen to anyone. When one person’s life is shaken by crime, it tears at the fabric of our Nation and erodes the values we cherish. That is why we all must help rebuild the promise of justice and fairness for those whose lives are forever changed by crime. This week, as we stand with these men, women, and children, we renew our commitment to supporting them in their time of need, and we reaffirm the basic human right of all people to live free from violence. All crime victims have fundamental rights; however, many underserved populations face significant barriers to accessing the protections and assistance they deserve. That is why as my Administration has worked to bolster the rights, services, and support for all victims of crime, we have particularly focused on at-risk communities. I was proud to sign the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which included additional provisions to help immigrants and Native American communities, as well as new protections to ensure victims do not face discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity when they seek assistance. And we are investing in training programs for law enforcement and other professionals who assist underserved individuals. rljohnson on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS My Administration is committed to standing up for the rights of those affected by all types of crime, and we are taking action to stop crime before it happens. Last year, I established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to improve efforts to prevent and effectively respond to sexual assault on our Nation’s campuses. The Federal Government is developing new tools to assist victims of economic and financial crimes. We are also working to implement the recommendations from my Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which generated a series of practical, commonsense proposals to help reduce crime while building public trust. And we continue our work to reduce other violent and heinous crimes—such as human trafficking, elder abuse, and violence against persons with disabilities—and to improve access to necessary services for the victims of these crimes. When communities come together to declare that crime is not tolerated, to empower victims, and to work toward a brighter tomorrow, it gives new life to our democracy and our system of justice. During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, we lift up service providers, criminal justice professionals, and all who are committed to improving efforts to prevent and respond to the effects of crime. Together, let us rededicate ourselves to the important work of supporting victims’ rights and continue our efforts to build a safer, stronger, more just future for all Americans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 19 through April 25, 2015, as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. I call upon all VerDate Sep<11>2014 07:34 Apr 22, 2015 Jkt 049060 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23APD0.SGM 23APD0 22618 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 78 / Thursday, April 23, 2015 / Presidential Documents Americans to observe this week by participating in events that raise awareness of victims’ rights and services, and by volunteering to serve victims in their time of need. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2015–09558 Filed 4–22–15; 08:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 07:34 Apr 22, 2015 Jkt 049060 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23APD0.SGM 23APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rljohnson on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 78 (Thursday, April 23, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 78 / Thursday, April 23, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9257 of April 17, 2015

                
National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In recent decades, our Nation has made tremendous 
                progress in reducing the crime rate and building safer 
                communities for all Americans. Yet tragically, millions 
                of people continue to be victimized by crime each 
                year--it happens every day, and it can happen to 
                anyone. When one person's life is shaken by crime, it 
                tears at the fabric of our Nation and erodes the values 
                we cherish. That is why we all must help rebuild the 
                promise of justice and fairness for those whose lives 
                are forever changed by crime. This week, as we stand 
                with these men, women, and children, we renew our 
                commitment to supporting them in their time of need, 
                and we reaffirm the basic human right of all people to 
                live free from violence.

                All crime victims have fundamental rights; however, 
                many underserved populations face significant barriers 
                to accessing the protections and assistance they 
                deserve. That is why as my Administration has worked to 
                bolster the rights, services, and support for all 
                victims of crime, we have particularly focused on at-
                risk communities. I was proud to sign the 
                reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, 
                which included additional provisions to help immigrants 
                and Native American communities, as well as new 
                protections to ensure victims do not face 
                discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender 
                identity when they seek assistance. And we are 
                investing in training programs for law enforcement and 
                other professionals who assist underserved individuals.

                My Administration is committed to standing up for the 
                rights of those affected by all types of crime, and we 
                are taking action to stop crime before it happens. Last 
                year, I established the White House Task Force to 
                Protect Students from Sexual Assault to improve efforts 
                to prevent and effectively respond to sexual assault on 
                our Nation's campuses. The Federal Government is 
                developing new tools to assist victims of economic and 
                financial crimes. We are also working to implement the 
                recommendations from my Task Force on 21st Century 
                Policing, which generated a series of practical, 
                commonsense proposals to help reduce crime while 
                building public trust. And we continue our work to 
                reduce other violent and heinous crimes--such as human 
                trafficking, elder abuse, and violence against persons 
                with disabilities--and to improve access to necessary 
                services for the victims of these crimes.

                When communities come together to declare that crime is 
                not tolerated, to empower victims, and to work toward a 
                brighter tomorrow, it gives new life to our democracy 
                and our system of justice. During National Crime 
                Victims' Rights Week, we lift up service providers, 
                criminal justice professionals, and all who are 
                committed to improving efforts to prevent and respond 
                to the effects of crime. Together, let us rededicate 
                ourselves to the important work of supporting victims' 
                rights and continue our efforts to build a safer, 
                stronger, more just future for all Americans.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 19 through 
                April 25, 2015, as National Crime Victims' Rights Week. 
                I call upon all

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                Americans to observe this week by participating in 
                events that raise awareness of victims' rights and 
                services, and by volunteering to serve victims in their 
                time of need.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2015-09558
Filed 4-22-15; 08:45 am]
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