More than 20 million crimes are perpetuated against Americans each year, according to national crime statistics. To highlight what can be done, Seton Hall University is participating in National Crime Victims Rights Week from April 10 through 16. Last month the Criminal Justice Department partook in National Criminal Justice Month to inform the public about the criminal justice system.
On Thursday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m., the community is invited to “Serving Victims – Building Trust –Restoring Hope,” featuring Professor John M. Paitakes, from the Criminal Justice Department, and Deborah McGowan, victim witness coordinator for the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. They will conduct an informative presentation on the rights and services available to victims of crime.
“I want this event to educate the public and make them aware of the rights victims have,” said Paitakes. “I also want students to be mindful of the various job opportunities available to them.” The presentation will take place in the Beck Rooms.
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