The public is invited to attend the 15th annual Victims’ Rights Luncheon hosted by the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
The free luncheon will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday April 29 at the Riverside Community Center, 4498 NW High Drive in Riverside.
The luncheon is part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which runs from April 24 through April 30. This year’s theme is “Rights Access Equity for all victims.”
Platte County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Zahnd’s office has hosted an event as part of the national observance since 2006.
Zahnd said, “I hope we can fill the room with people willing to support people who have suffered as a result of crime. We will enjoy lunch together and hear important stories about how senseless criminal acts can affect each one of us.”
Cassie Nigro will speak at the luncheon. She is a daughter of murder victim Charles Cammisano.
The luncheon will also feature the presentation of the 15th Annual Sara Andrasek Memorial Award, which recognizes particularly outstanding service to crime victims.
Andrasek was pregnant with her first child when she was raped and murdered. Zahnd’s office and the Kansas City Missouri Police Department were in the final stages of preparing a death penalty case against Wayne Dumond for his crimes when Dumond died while in custody.
If you have any questions about the event, contact Tanya Faherty at (816)858-3476.