FBI Richmond - National Crime Victims' Rights Week
A PSA from FBI Richmond about Victims' Rights Week.
Hello. I’m Stanley Meador, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office and I’m joined here today with Jessica Aber, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and Christopher Kavanaugh, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.
(SAC) April 23-29, 2023, is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This annual event highlights the importance of victim’s voices and understanding of the criminal justice system, and the advocates who assist in this endeavor. As law enforcement officials our roles in the justice system are not simply to protect our fellow Virginian’s by investigating crimes and prosecuting criminals; we also have the responsibility of providing victim services to those effected by federal crimes as they navigate through these traumatic and often life-altering circumstances.
(USAs) Both the FBI and USAO have Victim Specialists who are critical links - connecting victims to FBI special agents and our prosecutors throughout the entire judicial process. These Specialists ensure victims are afforded their rights under the law, and are connected with the appropriate support, services and resources to navigate the criminal justice process with dignity and resilience.
(USAs) These services are afforded to victims and witnesses effected by violent crime, domestic and international terrorism events, civil rights violations, and white-collar and cyber-crimes who have suffered physical, financial or emotional trauma. With thorough investigations and forward-leaning prosecutions, it is our goal to seek justice – while at the forefront, safeguarding the fundamental rights of those most deeply affected – the victim.
(SAC) This week, and every week thereafter, we applaud the courageous men and women who come forward and diligently work with our teams to seek justice and hold criminals accountable. If you are a victim of a crime, we encourage you to come forward and report it to law enforcement. It may not be an easy walk…
(COLLECTIVELY) …but it’s one you won’t take alone.
- 12.01.2023 — Inside the FBI: Charity Scams
- 12.01.2023 — FBI Omaha Hate Crime Awareness Campaign
- 11.20.2023 — FBI Charlotte: Bus Video in Madalina Cojocari Missing Person Investigation
- 11.20.2023 — Inside the FBI: The Importance of Partner Engagement
- 11.06.2023 — Chicago Warns About Charity Fraud
- 11.03.2023 — Charlotte Field Office at Beacon Project
- 10.26.2023 — FBI New Orleans hosts Federal Law Enforcement Youth Academy
- 10.26.2023 — Inside the FBI Podcast: The Emerging Technology and Securing Innovation Security Summit
- 10.20.2023 — FBI Oklahoma City on Panel Discussing Osage Murders Case
- 10.19.2023 — Inside the FBI Podcast: The Osage Murders
- 10.17.2023 — Director Wray Discusses the Threat of Chinese Economic Espionage at Five Eyes Press Conference
- 10.17.2023 — Director Wray Discusses Potential Misuses of AI During the FBI's Emerging Technology and Securing Innovation Security Summit
- 10.17.2023 — Director Wray Characterizes the Threat China Poses to Innovation During the FBI's Emerging Technology and Securing Innovation Security Summit
- 10.14.2023 — The FBI Continues to Build Partnerships at IACP
- 09.29.2023 — FBI Phoenix Hosts New Agent Training Program for Indian Country
- 09.29.2023 — Operation Not Forgotten
- 09.28.2023 — Interview with Cindy Valle's Brother
- 09.28.2023 — Interview with Cindy Valle's Mother
- 09.15.2023 — Inside the FBI Podcast: The FBI's Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
- 09.09.2023 — Nationals Video 2023