This is a very important week we recognize annually; it gives voice, support, and provides healing and recognition to victims of crime throughout Ventura County.
— Erik Nasarenko, District Attorney
Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change
Friday, April 23
As we wrap up a week of recognition, please join us for a heartfelt message from our guest speaker, Michael Morisette, followed by an inspiring musical performance to commemorate 2021’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
Thursday, April 22
For our fourth day of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, we will discuss the rights and services available to victims with Simi Valley Police Officer Kellyn King and Senior Deputy Probation Officer Ashley Ramirez. District Attorney Erik Nasarenko will then present the 2021 Justice for Victims Award to two very deserving law enforcement recipients. See the California Victims’ Bill of Rights here on our site.
Wednesday, April 21
Today, we highlight Camp HOPE. Youth Programs and Operations Manager Karen Simpson will be giving you an inside look at this program that focuses on creating collaborative, hope-centered pathways for trauma-exposed youth to believe in themselves, in others, and in their dreams. Next, District Attorney Erik Nasarenko will present the 2021 Ellie Liston Hero Award in gratitude and recognition of the recipient’s commitment to Camp HOPE.
Tuesday, April 20
On our second day of recognition you will hear from Victim Services Manager Rachael Watkins as we showcase the Ventura County Family Justice Center and all they have to offer victims of crime. Following this, our first award recipient of the week will be receiving the 2021 Resilience Award, recognizing her courage, resilience, and inspiration.
Monday, April 19
As we begin our week of honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, please join District Attorney Erik Nasarenko and Chief Assistant District Attorney Lisa Lyytikainen for a welcome message, overview of the week’s events, and the Presentation of Colors by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard.