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2012 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
By MADD | April 23, 2012| 2 Comments | Filed in: Victim Services

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week has challenged the nation to extend its vision of crime victims’ rights, while providing services to reach every victim of crime.

MADD celebrates this important week by honoring the advocates who help our organization serve one victim every nine minutes.  Across the country, our trained Victim Advocates provide vital support to individuals affected by drunk and drugged driving.

This year’s theme, Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim, aligns perfectly with MADD’s goal to serve more victims of drunk and drugged driving, but to do this, we need more volunteer victim advocates.  You can help by becoming a MADD Victim Advocate or by spreading the word about MADD's victim support services.

You can also support crime victims by helping to protect VOCA funding by contacting your lawmakers today. Assisting crime victims is a critical service and VOCA provides a reasonable, fair and cost effective way to assist Americans in their hour of need. 

If you are a victim, call MADD's 24/7 Victim/Survivor Support Line at 1-877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435) to speak with a victim advocate at no cost, or send us an email at



Submitted by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on April 30, 2012
Your message of not drinking and driving only goes so far. What you SHOULD do is make drinking socially unacceptable as has been done with smoking. Alcohol is FAR more dangerous than smoking, as it leads to death, abuse, and neglect. Some may say, o.k., I'm drinking so I won't drive, but after a couple of drinks, they think they can.
Submitted by Rosa at 09:22 AM on April 24, 2012
Thank you for all your help!

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