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Families and agencies gather at Courthouse for National Crime Victims Week

Posted: 4:46 PM, Apr 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-08 17:47:11-04

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is being observed this week.  It began yesterday and ends on April 13.  This year it’s titled Honoring Our Past, Creating Hope for the Future.  

Those who’ve lost loved ones to violent crimes or survived violent crimes gathered at the Nueces County Courthouse to help kick off National Crime Victims Week observances.  Every year local advocacy agencies gather throughout the week to bring awareness of the services available to the families of crime victims.

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Advocacy agency reps and families of crime victims gather at the Courthouse to observe National Crime Victims Week.

One of the victims in attendance today, Mary Bluhm, was carjacked and run over in a parking lot in Flour Bluff.  The driver who ran her over fled the scene but was eventually caught and arrested.

“You know being a victim all of a sudden; your life is turned upside down.  And you don’t realize it, but there are a lot of things you need help with,” said Mary Bluhm.

A display of wreaths was set up at the Courthouse entrance.  Each wreath was created by the advocacy agencies. This is National Crime Victims Week  22nd anniversary.