National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2019, 14583-14584 [2019-07259]

Download as PDF 14583 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 69 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9859 of April 5, 2019 The President National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Ensuring the safety and security of all Americans is my foremost obligation as President. Criminals must be held accountable for the abuse they inflict on others and for the trauma they cause our communities. Thanks in large part to the dedication and hard work of our Nation’s law enforcement officials, violent crime rates have decreased over the last 2 years. Millions of crimes, however, are still committed against Americans every year. These crimes affect the physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being of victims, causing loss from which they may never fully recover. During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, we renew our commitment to supporting victims as they heal from suffering and rebuild their lives. We also express our gratitude to all those who support victims and who hold offenders accountable. My Administration will always stand with law enforcement to protect our families from all forms of crime and abuse, and it is our core responsibility to enforce the laws of our Nation. We must continue to support our law enforcement partners to stop those who seek to do harm to our communities. Paying a heavy price as a result of those who violate our laws, many families have been shattered by criminals, terrorists, and traffickers who abuse our immigration system and enter our country illegally. Our Angel Families have endured unfathomable pain and, to prevent more American families from enduring the tragic death of a loved one at the hands of a criminal illegal alien, my Administration created a new office within the Department of Homeland Security—the Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement, or ‘‘VOICE.’’ VOICE has already assisted thousands of families by providing them crucial services, such as grief counseling and information about perpetrators. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Victims of crime—including women who are survivors of crime—need safe environments conducive to disclosing to authorities information about their abuse and offender. That is one reason why my Administration is making robust funding available for domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, homicide support groups, and other programs that help empower victims and survivors. We are supporting more than 7,000 local programs nationwide, and this investment is giving a greater number of victims than at any time in our history access to critical victims’ assistance services. We are also employing innovative methods to aid sexual assault victims in rural areas who otherwise would not have access to these important services. My Administration continues to prioritize the protection of our most precious resource—our children. In December 2018, I signed into law the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018, which creates a compensation fund that child pornography victims can use to obtain financial support for their recovery and loss. In addition, health and public safety professionals are implementing innovative programs to help children, affected by sexual abuse and the opioid crisis, put their lives on better trajectories despite the despair they have witnessed and the suffering they have endured in their homes and communities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:35 Apr 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10APD0.SGM 10APD0 14584 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 69 / Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / Presidential Documents It is critical that we help victims get the justice, assistance, and support they need to recover and rebuild their lives—whether through restitution, compensation, counseling, transitional housing, civil legal aid, or their day in court. All victims of crime deserve our respect, and my Administration will continue to work to ensure a safer and more secure Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 7 through April 13, 2019, as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. I urge all Americans, families, law enforcement, community and faith-based organizations, and private organizations to work together to support victims of crime and protect their rights. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–07259 4–9–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:35 Apr 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10APD0.SGM 10APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 69 (Wednesday, April 10, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Vol. 84

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No. 69

April 10, 2019

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Proclamation 9859--National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2019



Proclamation 9860--National Volunteer Week, 2019


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 69 / Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9859 of April 5, 2019

                
National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Ensuring the safety and security of all Americans is my 
                foremost obligation as President. Criminals must be 
                held accountable for the abuse they inflict on others 
                and for the trauma they cause our communities. Thanks 
                in large part to the dedication and hard work of our 
                Nation's law enforcement officials, violent crime rates 
                have decreased over the last 2 years. Millions of 
                crimes, however, are still committed against Americans 
                every year. These crimes affect the physical, mental, 
                financial, and emotional well-being of victims, causing 
                loss from which they may never fully recover. During 
                National Crime Victims' Rights Week, we renew our 
                commitment to supporting victims as they heal from 
                suffering and rebuild their lives. We also express our 
                gratitude to all those who support victims and who hold 
                offenders accountable.

                My Administration will always stand with law 
                enforcement to protect our families from all forms of 
                crime and abuse, and it is our core responsibility to 
                enforce the laws of our Nation. We must continue to 
                support our law enforcement partners to stop those who 
                seek to do harm to our communities. Paying a heavy 
                price as a result of those who violate our laws, many 
                families have been shattered by criminals, terrorists, 
                and traffickers who abuse our immigration system and 
                enter our country illegally. Our Angel Families have 
                endured unfathomable pain and, to prevent more American 
                families from enduring the tragic death of a loved one 
                at the hands of a criminal illegal alien, my 
                Administration created a new office within the 
                Department of Homeland Security--the Victims of 
                Immigrant Crime Engagement, or ``VOICE.'' VOICE has 
                already assisted thousands of families by providing 
                them crucial services, such as grief counseling and 
                information about perpetrators.

                Victims of crime--including women who are survivors of 
                crime--need safe environments conducive to disclosing 
                to authorities information about their abuse and 
                offender. That is one reason why my Administration is 
                making robust funding available for domestic violence 
                shelters, rape crisis centers, homicide support groups, 
                and other programs that help empower victims and 
                survivors. We are supporting more than 7,000 local 
                programs nationwide, and this investment is giving a 
                greater number of victims than at any time in our 
                history access to critical victims' assistance 
                services. We are also employing innovative methods to 
                aid sexual assault victims in rural areas who otherwise 
                would not have access to these important services.

                My Administration continues to prioritize the 
                protection of our most precious resource--our children. 
                In December 2018, I signed into law the Amy, Vicky, and 
                Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018, 
                which creates a compensation fund that child 
                pornography victims can use to obtain financial support 
                for their recovery and loss. In addition, health and 
                public safety professionals are implementing innovative 
                programs to help children, affected by sexual abuse and 
                the opioid crisis, put their lives on better 
                trajectories despite the despair they have witnessed 
                and the suffering they have endured in their homes and 
                communities.

[[Page 14584]]

                It is critical that we help victims get the justice, 
                assistance, and support they need to recover and 
                rebuild their lives--whether through restitution, 
                compensation, counseling, transitional housing, civil 
                legal aid, or their day in court. All victims of crime 
                deserve our respect, and my Administration will 
                continue to work to ensure a safer and more secure 
                Nation.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 7 through April 
                13, 2019, as National Crime Victims' Rights Week. I 
                urge all Americans, families, law enforcement, 
                community and faith-based organizations, and private 
                organizations to work together to support victims of 
                crime and protect their rights.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-07259
 4-9-19; 11:15 am]
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