Boone County Prosecutor hosts 5K for crime victims

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, April 02 2017 Apr 2, 2017 Sunday, April 02, 2017 11:18:00 AM CDT April 02, 2017 in News
By: Abby Breidenbach, KOMU 8 Reporter and Amanda Henedrson, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Sunday, April 2 kicks off National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The week goes through Saturday, April 8 and mid-Missouri will have several events to raise awareness and promote this year's theme: Strength*Resilience*Justice*.

The office of Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel K. Knight hosted a 5K on Sunday in Stephens Lake Park. The race was free to the public.

The 5K is funded through a federal grant that the organization was able to secure both this year and two years prior.

"It was $5,000 from the federal government and so we've been able to put this race on," Knight said.

Before the 5K officially started, participants heard from a crime victim who lost her husband in a car accident.

Now, with the funding from the grant, the organization sees the run as a way to further strengthen the community.

"It's a community area project to help make the community aware of victim services that are here in Boone county," Office Administrator Bonnie Adkins said.

The Office of Justice Programs wants to focus on strengthening the response to crime victims, promoting resilience in response to challenges and encouraging communities that seek collective justice and healing.

"I think this is a great opportunity to raise awareness about crime victims' rights in Missouri," Knight said.

Different event such as this one are done throughout the country during this week of remembrance.

"Each state has the opportunity to apply for grants to do different types of things like this. They do walks or runs or candlelight vigils, all different types of things," Adkins said.

This year, Knight said there were a little over 200 people who had pre-registered. There were around 30 volunteers helping to put on the event.

Knight said anyone can participate in these events and that it is not just limited to those who are crime victims.

"It's very important to get the message out to crime victims that they do have rights. They have the right to have information about how the criminal justice system works," Knight said.

To learn more about National Crime Victims' Rights Week and what events Boone County will hold throughout the week, visit their website.

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