FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2012
Contact: Anne Nicholas
We send our thoughts and prayers to the community of Aurora, Colorado as it deals with the trauma, pain and grief of this morning’s senseless shootings. For victims, their families and friends, we hope they will get the support and assistance they need—from law enforcement, social services and the medical community--to get through this horrific tragedy.
We also recognize the pain of those who know the shooter; they will also need support and comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead.
When random incidents of unspeakable violence occur, we are reminded of the vulnerability of human life. Healing and recovery can only begin when we come together as one community, offering our support and assistance to those who need it most.
The National Center for Victims of Crime, established in 1985, is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. For more than 25 years, the National Center has led this nation’s struggle to provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives.