Week Set Aside To Honor Crime Victims

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This week, April 22 to April 28, was adopted as Gila County Crime Victims' Rights Week by the Gila County Board of Supervisors during its Tuesday meeting.

Supervisor Tommie Martin said the week is meant to recognize and honor the victims of crimes.

"This week is for the victims, who sometimes get lost in the shuffle," Martin said. "It brings sensitivity and awareness about what they go through. Usually, it's all about the criminal."

On Tuesday, the board also swore in seven volunteers to the CASA program. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.

The program's mission is to advocate for the best interests of abused or neglected children who are involved in the juvenile courts.

In other news, the board will decide at its meeting today, Tuesday, whether to approve an intergovernmental agreement between the Gila County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety to create a State Gang Task Force for the period of one year.

The board will also vote on whether or not to declare May 3 as National Day of Prayer in Gila County.

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