For Immediate Release
April 15, 2010
Sandra Matheson, Director Office of Victim/Witness Assistance
(Concord, New Hampshire) – Governor John Lynch and Attorney General Michael Delaney will join crime victims and professionals who work to provide services and support to help them recover from the impact of crime, to observe 2010 National Crime Victim Rights Week.
"New Hampshire was recently named the safest state in the nation for the third year in a row, due in part to our low violent crime rate. This is a distinction that I am very proud of, but we must continue to work together to do better," Governor Lynch said. "As Governor, I am committed to continuing to work together to lower our crime rate, to assist victims of crime and to keep New Hampshire the safest state in the nation."
Attorney General Delaney said, "This is a time for us to pay tribute to those citizens who have been impacted by violent crime and to promote the rights of victims and the expansion of services and support to assist them in rebuilding their lives. Please join us as we pay tribute to the strength and courage of those New Hampshire citizens who have been victimized and to those that work to ensure their rights are protected."
A press conference will be held at 11:00 am in the Parish Hall of St. Paul's Church, Park Street in Concord (next to the State House). The family of homicide victim Kathy Lynn Gloddy, will be honored for their work on the creation of the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit, and on HB 523, a bill that would require DNA to be taken from all convicted felons. The family believes that DNA can play a role in solving the nearly 40-year old murder of their sister.
The Clothesline Project, sponsored by the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program, will be unveiled on the state house lawn.
At 5:30 pm, a Memorial Service to pay tribute to all those who have been traumatized by violent crime will be held at St. Paul's Church.
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