Williamson County Commissioners declare April 7-13 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in the county


The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a resolution March 26 marking April 7-13 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

NCVRW is commemorated across the United States to celebrate the progress made by those who have suffered from violent crime and look to the future of crime victim services. The week raises awareness of victims’ rights and services, highlights local programs, celebrates progress achieved and honors victims.

“We will do everything that we can [in Williamson County]with the authority God has given us to prosecute and adjudicate the matter and hold people accountable,” County Judge Bill Gravell said. “We will walk with those victims hand-in-hand through some of the darkest days of their life.”

The county will also host its annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony at 10 a.m. April 10 in the Williamson County Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, Georgetown. During the event, 10 nominees selected by 10 agencies will be honored for their distinguished service to victims of violent crime in Williamson County.

In a quick meeting, the court bundled the remaining 20 agenda items into one vote and approved it unanimously. Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long and Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey were not present during the meeting.

“I have researched all of [the agenda items], and I am fine with all of them,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Cook said.

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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