22nd Annual Crime Victims' Candlelight Vigil
On April 22, 2007, in observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the New York State Attorney General and the Downstate Coalition for Crime Victims will hold the 22nd Annual Crime Victims' Candlelight Vigil at the West End Collegiate Church at 368 West 77th Street, New York, NY. For over twenty years, this event has brought together hundreds of survivors, service providers, law enforcement practitioners, first responders and families of survivors. Additionally, the vigil attendees acknowledge the rescue workers, medical examiner personnel and volunteers who undertook and continue to undertake the emotionally difficult task of conducting the search for remains around Ground Zero. The event is sponsored by the New York State Attorney General and the Downstate Coalition for Crime Victims. The goal of the exhibit at the 21st Annual Crime Victims' Candlelight Vigil is to present an information empowerment experience to survivors and their families and connect them to the support services available through the local, regional, and federal healthcare system. This one day event is well- established and helps conduct a major public awareness program to increase everyone's knowledge about victims' rights. A demonstration of appropriate Internet based information resources, including MedlinePlus, National Women's Health Information Center, and NOAH will assist audience members on focusing on quality information, and stories of character-building, or life-changing decisions, turning points, mentors, and actions in the NIH MedlinePlus magazine.