The Department of Public Safety's Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN), Restitution and Victim Services (RAVS), and CVCC-HPA Post-Conviction Victim Advocacy (PCVAP) programs will be hosting a virtual event for this year's National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Events for Hawai`i will take place from April 19-23, 2021:
Virtual Candlelight Vigil to honor victims of crime and their families on April 19, 2021 from 6:00-6:45pm.
- Proclamation and Guest Speakers @ 6:00pm: To kick off the virtual weeklong event, Governor David Ige will share a few words and proclaim April 18-24, 2021 as National Crime Victims' Rights Week in Hawai`i. There will be statewide representative from the Department of Public Safety (PSD), Hawai`i Paroling Authority (HPA), and the Crime Victim Compensation Commission (CVCC) to speak about victims' rights and services in Hawai`i and introduce the unique collaboration between the three departments in providing a seamless continuum of victim advocacy services.
- Virtual Victim Candlelight Vigil @ 6:30-6:45pm: There will be a candlelight vigil where community members around the state can light a candle or request to light a virtual candle, in support of those that have been victimized by crime. The event will include music and stories from survivors who will share how their lives have been impacted by a crime, acknowledge how it has affected their lives, and share ways in which services and support networks helped them.
Virtual Victim Wish Billboard: A Virtual Victim Wish Billboard will be running all week on the website. Victims/survivors, advocates, and supporters will have the opportunity to submit and post a wish for a victim/survivor they know.
Brown Bag Information Sessions: Local service providers will provide brown bag information and resource sessions about victims' rights and support services provided to victims/survivors in the community.
For more information, please visit www.PAVHawaii.com.