The Sabine Parish District Attorney’s Office in addition to the United States Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime will be observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and celebrating victims’ rights, protections and services. This year’s observance takes place April 18-24 and is the 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Don Burkett, District Attorney for Sabine Parish, made this statement in regards to the week of observance;
“April 18-24 is National Crime Victims Week. Please join me in remembering particularly those who are victims of violent crime. As I think back over my career there are faces who will always haunt me. These days it seems all the media is concerned with are the criminals rights. Never forget the true victims who have suffered at the hands of criminals. For many the nightmare never ends. May God show them grace and mercy.
In celebration of Victim’s Rights week I want to thank my incredible staff for the tremendous job they do. In particular I want to recognize our victim rights advocate Karen Williams who has tirelessly and zealously been there over 20 years for Sabine Parish victims of crime. I have watched her support, cry with and pray for those in extremely difficult circumstances. She is the best!”