SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 22
(By Senators Laird, Unger, Foster, Browning, Jenkins, Kessler (Acting President), Klempa, Yost, Minard, Green, Miller, Plymale and McCabe)
Designating February 3, 2011, as “Crime Victims Day at the Legislature”.
Whereas, The West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund is celebrating “Crime Victims Day at the Legislature” by providing all of the crime victim agencies and individuals who serve victims of crime an opportunity to educate the members of the Legislature and the public about the many services available to assist victims of crime and their families throughout our State; and
Whereas, The many agencies and individuals serving victims of crime and their families in West Virginia strive to foster the healing of victims and their families through treatment for their many needs including, but not limited to, advocacy for and on behalf of victims and their families, medical treatment and mental health counseling, compensation and restitution; and
Whereas, The many organizations and individuals who provide assistance to victims of crime and families make valuable contributions to those who have been affected by crime in our State; and
Whereas, West Virginia is proud of the accomplishments and achievements of the many organizations and individuals who serve the needs of victims of crime and appreciate their many contributions to our communities; and
Whereas, There are also many victims or family members present on this special day to foster understanding by the public of the effects of victimization; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates February 3, 2011, as “Crime Victims Day at the Legislature”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate expresses its appreciation to the many organizations which serve victims of crime and their families throughout our state and for the dedication of those individuals who serve these organizations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate official with the West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund.