After a virtual event in 2020, the public is invited to view memorial quilts representing those taken by violent crime in Tulare County. Traditionally recognized as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in April, this year’s viewing will take place from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 27, at the Visalia Convention Center Charter Oak Ballroom.
Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week has brought attention to the millions of Americans impacted by crime and the people who advocate on their behalf. In Tulare County, the District Attorney has observed the week with the annual unveiling of a memorial quilt depicting local residents lost to violent crime. This year’s handmade quilt, the office’s 21st such memorial, will represent 11 people.
“The past year has been one of great challenge. We saw a world change dramatically in front of our eyes in nearly every facet of life, including our system of justice. But one thing will not change – our resolve to remember and celebrate those cherished family and friends lost to violent crime,” said Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward.
Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, the wearing of facemasks is kindly requested. For those wishing to see the quilts virtually, visit https://tulareda.org/quilt/.
For more information on National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, visit the Office for Victims of Crime at https://www.ovc.gov/