Guthrie Police Department (GPD) and Logan County Coordinated Community Response Team are hosting a Free Family Fun and Safety Festival on April 8 from 11 – 3 p.m. at the Bible Baptist Church in Guthrie.
The theme is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – Strength, Resilience, Justice. GPD has partnered with several different agencies from all over Logan County and Oklahoma. Partnering agencies will host information tables about the different crime types and resources available to the community, and have fun activities and games for children. First responders and their vehicles (helicopter, fire truck, ambulance, police units) will be available for the community to check out and interact with as well.
For over a decade, the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project has had a powerful impact on ensuring that people and communities are aware of the many resources available to assist victims and survivors of all types of crime.
GPD is one of 82 Community Awareness Project programs that were funded for 2017, out of 221 applications that were received by NAVAA.
“We are honored to be a 2017 Community Awareness Project supported by the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, and to be able to partner with many people and organizations who are committed to assisting crime victims and survivors, and raising community awareness about victims’ needs and how we can join together to meet those needs,” a spokesperson said.
“We are confident that the victim and public awareness that we are generating during 2017 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will continue in our community throughout the year.”
The Community Awareness Project support will help ensure that victims’ rights and services are not only observed annually during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, but practiced daily in Logan County.
The project is supported by a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project subgrant awarded by the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators under a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.