April 22, 2022

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is scheduled for April 24 to 30. The theme this year is Rights, access, equity, for all victims. It stresses the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by enforcing victims’ rights, expanding access to services, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all.

Each year in April, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime coordinates National Crime Victims' Rights Week to promote victims' rights and services, and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

Communities across the country celebrate decades of hard-earned progress in securing the rights, resources and protection that crime victims need to rebuild their lives. The goal of the BCoPD is to promote awareness to every association around Baltimore County.

Here are events that will be held in Baltimore County to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights, protections and services. Keep checking this list for updates.

Precinct 1 – Wilkens

Activity: Displays on domestic violence will be set up with brochures available
Location: Arbutus Library, 855 Sulphur Spring Road 21227
Date and Time: April 25 to 29 during the day
Contact: Sergeant Harpster (410-887-5165)

Precinct 2 – Woodlawn

Activity: Community walk with New Vision for Life Church
Location: Meet at Windsor Mill Road and Gwynn Oak Avenue
Date and Time: April 30 at 11 a.m.
Contact: Officer Helphenstine (410-887-4714)

Precinct 3 – Franklin

Activity: Plant a flower in honor of victims who have suffered from violence
Location: Precinct 3, 606 Nicodemus Road, 21136
Date and Time: April 22 during the day
Contact: Sergeant Comegna (410-887-6985)

Precinct 4 – Pikesville

Activity: Plant a flower and display garden dedication sign
Location: Precinct 4, 215 Milford Mill Road, 21208
Date and Time: April 25 at 9 a.m.
Contact: Sergeant Coscia (410-887-6775)

Precinct 6 – Towson

Activity: Displays on domestic violence and crime prevention will be set up
Location: Loch Raven Public Library, 1046 Taylor Avenue, 21286; and the Towson YMCA, 600 West Chesapeake Avenue, 21204
Date and Time: April 25 to 29 during operating hours
Contact: Sergeant Horst (410-887-5933)

Precinct 7 – Cockeysville

Activity: Plant a flower
Location: Precinct 7, 111 Wight Avenue, 21030
Date and Time: April 27 at 10 a.m.
Contact: Sergeant Henschen (410-887-1863)

Precinct 8 – Parkville

Activity: Displays on domestic violence and crime prevention will be set up
Location: Walmart, 8118 Perry Hills Court, 21236
Date and Time: April 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contact: Sergeant Bandurchin (410-887-5439)

Precinct 9 - White Marsh

Activity: Flowers and a sign for crime victims’ rights week will be placed in the precinct lobby
Location: Precinct 9, 8220 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236
Date and Time: April 24 to 30
Contact: Sergeant Mickle (410-887-5035)

Precinct 11 – Essex

Activity: Collection drive to benefit the Family Crisis Center, a domestic violence center. Needed donations include personal hygiene items (shampoo, deodorant, soap, combs, brushes, etc.), diapers, pull ups, baby wipes, sanitizer, pack and play sheets, socks (all sizes), towels, purses and bags, small household goods, cleaning supplies.
Location: Drop-off point for collections is Precinct 11, 216 North Marlyn Avenue, 21221
Date and Time: April 25 to 30, all hours
Contact: Sergeant Zerhusen (410-887-0232)

Precinct 12 – Dundalk

Activity: Plant a flower garden to honor victims of domestic violence
Location: Precinct 12, 428 Westham Way, 21224
Date and Time: April 25 during the day
Contact: Sergeant Casey (410-887-7336)

In addition to these events, the BCoPD is sharing a list of resources that aid crime victims in their journey to restore their lives. These resources are provided to help victims deal with mental, physical, financial, emotional and spiritual issues.