Guam – The victims were remembered this morning at a Crime Victims’ Right Ceremony hosted by the Office of the Attorney General.
The ceremony themed “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice” was held in conjunction with the National Observance of Crime Victims’ Right Week.
This morning’s ceremony included a Presentation of Resolution by Senator BJ Cruz, a ribbon ceremony “Honoring the Victims’ Voices” and Keynote Speaker Travis Coffman.
Coffman, who is a crime victim, suggested that agencies be more commonly known like Crime Stoppers and be easily accessible to the youth. He said the more information young victims can share, the less crime victims there will be.
Coffman said, “And I’ve thought since that day, that maybe, if maybe I had called somebody, if I told somebody, I don’t know if my mom’s life could have been saved. Maybe it could’ve. I thought of all the agencies present today that are set up just to help most situations like mine. I thought to myself, there could be and there should be an easier point of contact, an easier way.”
Also from this morning’s ceremony, Attorney General Lenny Rapadas promoted the new Family Violence Registry now available online and said it can empower and protect residents.