RESOLUTION NO. R99-1504
A resolution proclaiming the week of April 25 May 1, 1999, as Crime Victims Rights Week.
WHEREAS, every individual, family and community in America has the right to live free from fear and harm; and
WHEREAS, while most crimes continued to decrease in our nation in 1997, United States residents still experienced nearly 35 million criminal victimizations, including nearly nine million violent crimes; and
WHEREAS, the victims rights discipline and countless individual victims have worked over a quarter of a century to ensure that victims voices are heard throughout our justice system and in communities concerned with safety; and
WHEREAS, over 30,000 federal and state laws have been passed that define and protect the rights of crime victims, with over 10,000 national, state and local agencies today providing support and services to victims of crime; and
WHEREAS, during 1999 National Crime Victims Rights Week, the powerful voices of victims and those who serve them will be commemorated with the theme "Victims Voices: Silent No More"; and
WHEREAS, the voices of victims offer us important insights into the personal pain and loss that victims endure, and are voices that deserve our nations attention and respect; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council proclaim the week of April 25 May 1, 1999, to be Davidson County Crime Victims Rights Week.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as proclaiming the week of April 25 May 1, 1999, to be Davidson County Crime Victims Rights Week.
SECTION 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Eileen Beehan
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||April 20, 1999|
|Adopted:||April 20, 1999|
|Approved:||April 26, 1999|