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    21st Annual Courage Walk Celebrating Courage of Crime Victims on April 12

    (Golden, CO – March 27, 2014) The 21st Annual Courage Walk will be held on Saturday, April 12 to honor victims of crime in Jefferson County. Each year the event is held during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is April 6-12th, to celebrate the courage and strength of victims of crime. This is a time of national remembrance.

    National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 6-12, 2014

    April 12, 2014
    21st Annual Courage Walk

    10:00 Continental Breakfast
    11:00 Courage Walk (1 mile) begins
    Jefferson County Courthouse,
    100 Jefferson County Pkwy. Golden

    The Courage Walk registration begins on the steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse with a continental breakfast at 10:00. The easy one-mile walk starts at 11:00 and concludes at the Courage Garden behind the courthouse. The Courage Garden was created as a respite for victims and their families during their trips to the courthouse during the criminal justice process.

    This year’s Courage Walk will focus on children victimized by crime. Garrison Keilor said, “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.”

    Over 100 victims, families, officials, law enforcement and criminal justice officers, victim advocates and others attend this celebration of courage. This is a great weekend event for the entire family.
    • The Lassy Project will demonstrate their app to prevent child abduction
    • Doves will be released in honor of victims
    • DA’s cool cat CHEEZO will be there with online safety info for kids and parents
    • Domestic Violence Clothesline Project will be on Display
    • Jeffco SO’s Mounted Patrol, vintage police cars from Lakewood PD, police motorcycle unit, balloons, Raven the therapy dog and more.

    The event is sponsored by victim advocates throughout Jefferson County. A $10 registration is suggested but not required. Kids and leashed dogs are welcome. The event is wheel-chair accessible. Donations are accepted but not required.
    For more information, contact Jan Ferguson at the District Attorney’s Office, 303-271-6567.

    Pam Russel
    DA Public Information

    March 27, 2014

    Eagle Scout Joel Myer

    Last Updated: 3-27-2014
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