Victims’ Rights Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Service (PHOTO)

County Executive Ike Leggett and Victims’ Rights Foundation President Gregory Wims

County Executive Ike Leggett and Victims’ Rights Foundation President Gregory Wims PHOTO | Montgomery County

The Victims’ Rights Foundation recently celebrated 20 years of service at a gala held Dec. 5 at The Fillmore Silver Spring. The Gaithersburg based Victims’ Rights Foundation is a nonprofit volunteer group that performs support services on behalf of victims of violent crimes and attacks.

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Councilmember Sidney Katz, School Board members Shebra Evans and Rebecca Smondrowski attended the gala.

Pam Newton thanked the Victims’ Rights Foundation for their help. Her father, Julius Newton, was the victim of a hit and run collision Aug. 4th on Layhill Road in the Bel Pre area.

Services provided by the Victims’ Rights Foundation include:

  • Holding prayer vigils to comfort family members of slain or injured victims following violent crimes.
  • Raising reward funds to assist law enforcement in apprehending culprits of violent crimes.
  • Providing comfort to families throughout drawn-out legal proceedings that often take place months or years after an alleged culprit is apprehended.
  • Providing burial assistance for victims and their families.
  • Providing funds for professional medical care for victims or their families.

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