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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Friday, April 4, 2014

U.S. Attorney Goodwin And State Advocates Join Monday To Commemorate Crime Victims' Rights Week


Commissioner Jim Rubenstein and Others will be Recognized for Assistance to Victims   
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia, along with various federal, state and local crime victim advocates, will host prelude events in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week on MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014.  West Virginia Division of Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein and others will be recognized for their efforts to assist victims of crime.  This event is being held in conjunction with the nationwide observance honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which begins on April 6.  Monday’s ceremony also marks the 14th Annual Operation Reach Out.  Operation Reach Out is a collaborative group of federal, state and local organizations that was formed to raise awareness for NCVRW in West Virginia.  This year’s theme is “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.”

WHO:             U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin
Operation Reach Out committee members
Representatives of local and statewide advocacy programs
Survivors of crime
Various federal, state and local officials

Awards Recipients: 
Jim Rubenstein, WV Division of Corrections Commissioner
Dave Ballard, Mt. Olive Correctional Complex Warden                   
West Virginia Correctional Industries
Joyce Yedlosky, Team Coordinator for the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Counseling Connection

WHERE:      Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse
300 Virginia Street, East
Fifth FloorCharleston, WV

WHEN:        MONDAY, April 7, 2014
TIME:          A brief reception at NOON, will precede the ceremony and awards presentations.  The media is invited and encouraged to attend. 

Updated January 7, 2015