Community comes together to support crime victims

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Owensboro is marking National Crime Victims' Rights Week Tuesday at Smothers Park with a special event, speakers, and more.

A Crime Victims' Rally will take place at 11 a.m.

According to organizers, this is the first time that the victims' rally is being held in Daviess County.

It recognizes the impact that violence has on its victims, but it also focuses on how to overcome those effects through community services, resources, and support.

Some of those victims will share their stories at today's rally, and officials will offer their comments as well.

Several informational and community resources booths will be set up.

This event, including the food and entertainment, is free and open to everyone in the community.

Tonight at 5 p.m., a two-hour Child Abuse Workshop is being held at the Logsdon Community Center.

Attendees will learn how to recognize and intervene in cases of child abuse head trauma.

This training is required by law for nurses, social workers, and day care providers.

This morning's rally helps to increase community awareness about victims' struggles and serve as a support system as they heal and recover.

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