☷FBI Las Vegas Federal Fact Friday National Crime Victims Rights Week
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Since 1981 , the federal government has recognized National Crime Victims ' Rights Week ( NCVRW ) . NCVRW is a time for the FBI and our partners to reaffirm our commitment to serving victims of crime . This year NCVRW is observed April 24 - 30 . The 2022 NCVRW theme is Rights , access , equity , for all victims . The FBI’s Victim Services Division ( VSD ) informs , supports , and assists victims in navigating the aftermath of crime and the criminal justice process with dignity and resilience . There are 94 full - time VSD staff at headquarters , who manage the day - to - day operational aspects of the Victim Assistance Program across the FBI’s 56 field offices and international offices . Across the field , there are 172 victim specialists and 21 child/adolescent forensic interviewers , all providing assistance across numerous case types , including violent crimes against children , Indian Country , human trafficking , bank robberies , identity theft , and so on . Even when perpetrators of crimes are brought to justice , the cases do not end . Our victim specialists work to provide each individual with various emotional support , services , and resources to assist during and after their cases . Not only do our victim specialists assist with day - to - day cases , but there’s a multi - disciplinary team called the Victim Services Response Team , consisting of agents , analysts , and victim specialists that provide operational support in crisis and mass casualty events and play key role in supporting victim/family crisis assistance for state and local agencies following active shooter and other crisis incidents . The Las Vegas Field Office has two victim specialists within our state , one in both southern and northern Nevada . For more information about the FBI victim specialist program , visit https://www . fbi . gov/resources/victim - services . For more information on how victim specialists played a specialized role in the Route 91 Harvest mass shooting in 2017 , please visit https://www . fbi . gov/news/stories/victim - services - response - team - 040819 .
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