National Crime Victims’ Rights Week “Courage Walk”
Throughout this week, each community encourages its citizens and members to participate in events that support victims of crime. This year, the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Office of Victim Services (OVS), the Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt, and the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance (KOVA), have joined to co-sponsor a Courage Walk around the Topeka Statehouse in remembrance of those who have been victims of crime. The Courage Walk will begin at noon on the south lawn of the Topeka Statehouse, Friday, April 27. The Walk will be followed by the “Voices of Victims” rally, with opening remarks provided by Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts, which will provide victims of crime an opportunity to share their own stories of courage followed by a release of a balloon in remembrance.