The public is invited to observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2023 at the District Attorney’s annual memorial quilt unveiling at 6 pm on Monday, April 24 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 23rd such memorial, will represent 17 people.
Quilts from previous observances will be on display that night and at the Visalia Convention Center from 10 am to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25. Both the quilt ceremony and display are open to the public. For more information on National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, visit the Office for Victims of Crime at https://www.ovc.gov/. To view previous quilts, visit https://tulareda.org/quilt/.