Media Release

Victims’ Rights Week Candlelight Vigil

Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center and other local victim service providers are hosting a Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The vigil is at the Freedom Community Center at Kanapaha Veterans Memorial Park (7400 SW 41st Place, Gainesville).

Magdalene House Founder, Becca Stevens will speak about the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week theme, “New Challenges /New Solutions.”  The opening talk will be followed by testimony from crime survivors.

Click for more information about the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center.

For more information, contact Alachua County Victim Advocate Counselor, Ashley Cortez at 352-264-6760.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).