Folks lace up shoes for victims’ rights

WDTN Photo/Chris Smith
WDTN Photo/Chris Smith

EATON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dozens of people laced up their shoes for a kickoff to National Crime Victim’s Rights Week.

Folks gathered at the Preble County Courthouse Sunday afternoon for a 5K walk/run.

It’s the sixth year for the walk that benefits the Preble County Victim Witness Program.

“It brings our families together to be able to participate in an activity to remember their loved ones that were lost to a crime in Preble County,” said Brenda Miller director of the Preble County Victim Witness Program.

“It’s important for programs like ours so that victims of crime know that they are not alone when they go through court hearings. Sometimes it’s intimidating just walking into the courthouse, and so with victim advocates, we are here to help them through that process and make it a lot easier for them” stated

Twenty to thirty volunteers helped put on the event.

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