The 5th Annual Walk of Hope, held in conjunction with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, will be held in downtown Paris on Tuesday, April 2nd.
The event is meant to honor and empower victims of crime and to educate them of their rights as crime victims in the State of Texas.
“It’s a way for us to get out there in the community and help the community out,” said Paris PD officer Curtis Graham, “This is just another way to let them know if they think there is no one there to help them that we are here to help.”
Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is celebrated every year in April. This week is dedicated to learn about victimization, the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community, and to promote laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime.
The event, hosted by Lamar County District Attorney’s Office and CASA for KIDS, will begin at 11:30 a.m. around the fountain with the march beginning around midday.
Free hot dogs, cookies, and drinks will be served