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Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley will hold their annual Victim’s Rights Vigil on Wednesday April 26th 2023, at 6:00pm at the Tree of Life Memorial Grove, located at 3256 Chestnut Drive in Allentown. This event is open to the public, free of charge.

The Vigil will take place during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and will commemorate this year’s theme, “Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.” Attendees will hear from Victim-Survivors as they each take the podium to share their personal experiences and the impact that victimization has had on their lives. Additionally, all will stand in silence for the traditional Bell Ceremony to honor and remember each life that was taken as a result of violent crime. For more information please call the CVC office at 610-437-6610, or visit or

Crime Victims Council is a private non-profit agency that is dedicated to assisting and supporting individuals who have been impacted by all types of crime. The organization not only supports victims, but also any friends or family members who may have been traumatized by the criminal event. CVC provides a variety of services which include a 24-hour hotline, hospital and court accompaniment, as well as individual and group counseling. The agency also provides help with victims’ compensation, professional trainings, and offers educational and prevention programs throughout Lehigh and Northampton counties. These services are all confidential and provided at no cost.

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Information Provided By:
Suzi Hammer, M.A.
Community Relations Specialist
Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley