The public is invited to attend the 2017 Randolph County Crime Victims Rights and Remembrance ceremony, which will be held at 7 p.m. on April 6. The ceremony will take place at the historic Randolph County Courthouse, located at 145 Worth Street in Asheboro.

Victims of crime and their loved ones are especially encouraged to attend this ceremony, which will feature a presentation by Ruth and Gary Davis, whose son was killed by a drunk driver. In addition to remarks by local officials and crime victim advocates, counselors will be on hand to meet with victims of crime to discuss various resources and services which are available to assist them. Family and friends of deceased crime victims are encouraged to bring photos of their loved ones to be honored and remembered during the ceremony.

This event is being held as part of the national Crime Victims Rights Week, which is being observed this year from April 2-8. The national theme for this year —Strength. Resilience. Justice.—reflects a vision of a future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing. The ceremony is being sponsored and supported by the Family Crisis Center, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, the Office of the District Attorney and judicial officials.

For more information, please contact Judge Rob Wilkins at 336-328-3277 or by email at robert.m.wilkins@nccourts.org.