The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mills B. Lane Justice Center, 1 S. Sierra St. in Reno.
Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a national recognition of those who have been crime victims and the families, advocates and law enforcement staff who work to turn victimization into survival. In line with that theme, the mother and aunt of Brianna Dennison, a Reno native who was sexually assaulted and murdered in 2008, will speak about the Bring Bri Justice Foundation, a nonprofit they founded to promote the safety of all women and children in Nevada.
The Denisons also will discuss a bill recently introduced at the Nevada Legislature which they call “Brianna’s Law.” AB 552 is sponsored by Assembly Speaker John Ocegura and Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Debbie Smith. The bill calls for expanded use of DNA testing for those arrested (as opposed to convicted) of felony crimes.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week also is marked in Washoe County with awards for outstanding service in the field of victim services.
The candlelight portion of the vigil will be on the portico at the justice center.
For more information, visit www.allianceforvictimsrights.com, or call Sally Walker at 784-8085, or Kari Ramos at 355-2220.