FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS-Attorney General Jim Hood is hosting the 9th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony which remembers and honors Mississippi Crime Victims.
The event, now in its ninth year, will be held December 6, 10:30am at the Attorney General’s Office, Lobby of the Walter Sillers Building, 550 High Street in Jackson.
The tree lighting is a service of the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Compensation Division and is held for victims, their families and those who work to serve them. The ceremony is designed to honor those who have survived violent criminal acts and to recognize the surviving family members of homicide victims.
“We wish the holidays could be nothing short of magical for everyone, but the reality is that they are not,” said Attorney General Hood. “It can be a tumultuous time for victims and their loved ones. This ceremony is one of the most important things we do to show our support to victims in their journey to justice and peace.”
The Crime Victim Compensation Division of the Office of the Attorney General provides financial assistance, information, advocacy and support to victims of violent crime and their family members. The Division operates with revenue derived from fees and assessments imposed on criminals, court ordered restitution and federal grants. For more information on the program, please call 800-829-6766 or 601-359-6766 or visit http://www.agjimhood.com