National Crime Victims' Rights Week

This year is the 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims Rights Week (NCVRW). NCVRW runs from Sunday, April 18 to Saturday, April 24, 2021. First designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week increases general public awareness of, and knowledge about, the wide range of rights and services available to people who have been victimized by crime. The theme for 2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is “Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities."

This year, the Lake County State's Attorney's Office invites all residents of Lake County to register for our Virtual Scavenger Hunt to learn more about how our office and partner agencies can assist those who have been victims of crime. 

Scavenger hunt participants can register at NCVRW2021.eventbrite.com to receive a tool kit and swag bag. Participation is limited to the first 300 registrants.

The kit will guide participants to the websites of various participating agencies where they can search for answers to the hunt questions. We welcome everyone to join us on Facebook @LCStatesattorney to share your answers and what you have learned about the agencies throughout the week.

We also encourage you to share what you learn throughout the week with family and friends in order to continue spreading awareness about the services available to victims in Lake County.

For those who are interested in the information but do not wish to register, you can find the location of all the partner agencies and scavenger hunt activities here.

For additional information about 2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week activities or about victims’ rights and services in Lake County, contact Carrie Wings at cwings@lakecountyil.gov or Ediza Hernandez at EHernandez2@lakecountyil.gov.