LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Advocates from the Tippecanoe County justice system and various organizations are raising awareness for victims of crimes.
This week is Crime Victims' Rights week, a time dedicated to shining a light on how crime affects people well after legal processes have wrapped up.
Organizations such as CASA and the YWCA make it a mission to provide a safe place for those victimized by crime.
Norah Ashcraft, the Victim Advocate for the Lafayette Police Department, said victims of crimes of any nature deserve to be supported and cared for no matter what time of year.
“I think in light of the incidents that have happened in the community lately that we really need to keep in mind that people need support in all areas, and try to be there for them and try to help them find resources,” said Ashcraft.
2019 marks Tippecanoe County's fifth year of recognizing Crime Victims' Rights Week.