Victim's Rights week begins in Dougherty County

Photo Credit: Ashley Knight

Victims of crimes will get the spotlight this week from the District Attorney's office.

The Victim Services Department received a proclamation from the Dougherty County Commission Monday.

Even Mayor Dorothy Hubbard was on hand to celebrate victim's rights.

"Victims have the right to be informed, they have the right to participate in the criminal justice process, they have a right to give input and they have a right to be compensated where necessary," says Director Tonya Hall.

Departments, such as the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, and the Albany Police Department pinned white flowers on a wreath in recognition.