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State Candlelight Vigil - Live Stream

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Category
Vigils
Date
2020-04-25 19:00
Venue
Alabama Attorney General’s Office, Montgomery, AL
Telephone
334-262-7197
Email
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2020 04 24 state vigil live stream

The Alabama Candlelight Vigil will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and broadcast live online.
Attorney General Steve Marshall to Host “Virtual” Candlelight Vigil Friday Night to Honor and Pay Tribute to Victims of Crime

2020 04 24 state vigil live stream

(MONTGOMERY) — Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that his office will host the Alabama Candlelight Vigil to honor and pay tribute to victims of crime this Friday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the vigil “virtually” by viewing the live broadcast online.

“This is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time when we reflect upon the terrible trauma suffered by crime victims and remember all those who have been lost to violent crime,” said Attorney General Marshall. “During this week every year, local candlelight vigils are held all across the state of Alabama, attended by the families and friends of crime victims, as well as large crowds of their fellow citizens wishing to show their support. And then, on Friday, a state candlelight vigil is held on the steps of the Attorney General’s Office in Montgomery. Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, this year the vast majority of those vigils will not take place.

“I believe strongly that it is important for the people of Alabama to be able to honor and pay tribute to victims of crime. Therefore, I will be hosting a virtual event, the Alabama Candlelight Vigil, this Friday at 7:00 p.m. I invite everyone statewide to attend the event online. It will be broadcast live at AlabamaCandlelightVigil.com, where families and friends can light a virtual candle for crime victims.”

Scheduled speakers for the Alabama Candlelight Vigil include:


STEVE MARSHALL
Attorney General

Speaking on behalf of Alabama fallen officers

Azzie Taylor
Chief of Criminal Trials
Alabama Attorney General’s Office

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of violent crime

Jill H. Lee
District Attorney
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit (Shelby County)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of sexual assault

Jawandalyn Brooks
Executive Director
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of domestic violence

Lynn Bius
Executive Director
Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (ANCAC)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of child abuse

Pamela Morton
State Victims Services Coordinator
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of drunk and drugged driving

Janette Grantham
Executive Director
Victims of Crime and Leniency (VOCAL)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of crime

Barry D. Matson
Executive Director
Office of Prosecution Services (OPS)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama prosecutors

STEVE MARSHALL
Attorney General

Speaking on behalf of Alabama fallen officers

Azzie Taylor
Chief of Criminal Trials
Alabama Attorney General’s Office

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of violent crime

Jill H. Lee
District Attorney
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit (Shelby County)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of sexual assault

Jawandalyn Brooks
Executive Director
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of domestic violence

Lynn Bius
Executive Director
Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (ANCAC)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of child abuse

Pamela Morton
State Victims Services Coordinator
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of drunk and drugged driving

Janette Grantham
Executive Director
Victims of Crime and Leniency (VOCAL)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama victims of crime

Barry D. Matson
Executive Director
Office of Prosecution Services (OPS)

Speaking on behalf of Alabama prosecutors
 
 

All Dates

  • 2020-04-24 19:00

STATE CHAPTER

Director: Janette Grantham
Phone:  334-262-7197
E-Mail: jgrantham@vocalonline.org

EAST ALABAMA CHAPTER

President: Dianne Walden
Phone: 
E-Mail: vsodianewalden@yahoo.com

GULF COAST CHAPTER

President: Tracey Wilson Goens
Phone:  251-533-6832
E-Mail: tgoens15@gmail.com

RIVER REGION CHAPTER

President: Lester Ezekiel
Phone:  334-514-6862
E-Mail: lester.ezekiel@yahoo.com

SHOALS CHAPTER

President: Patsy Michael
Phone:  256-777-0482
E-Mail: patsymichael@charter.net

NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA CHAPTER

President: Wilburn Beavers
Phone:  205-363-0444
E-Mail: choochoo1n@yahoo.com

Contact Us

Address

Physical Address:
422 South Court St
Montgomery, AL 36104-4102

Mailing Address:V.O.C.A.L.
P.O. Box 4449
Montgomery, AL 36103-4449

Phone

Work: 334-262-7197

Fax: 334-834-5645

Staff

Janette Grantham
State Director
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Cherquita Postell-Jones
Victims Advocate
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Brittany Rose
Victims Advocate
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Teaonna Watson
Counselor
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Miriam Shehane/Founder

V.O.C.A.L.

Physical Address:
422 South Court St
Montgomery, AL 36104-4102

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4449
Montgomery, AL 36103-4449

Phone:
334-262-7197

Fax:
334-834-5645

Email:

Janette Grantham
State Director
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Cherquita Postell-Jones
Victims Advocate
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Brittany Rose
Victims Advocate
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Teaonna Watson
Counselor
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Miriam Shehane/Founder

Mission Statement

mission statement
VOCAL, Victims of Crime and Leniency, was organized in 1982 to create a more balanced system. Somewhere along the way, victim’s rights across the nation, for all practical purposes were non-existent. The same system that victims expected to protect them was hampered due to the aggressive efforts to ensure the rights of the offenders were protected. Vocal’s goal has been to balance the scales of justice by giving crime victims those same rights rather than eroding the rights of the offender.

V.O.C.A.L. Angel House advocates for victims’ rights and services for victims of violent crime, providing direct services to victims and their families, and providing public education and awareness. Our staff members are available to assist the family and loved ones of a homicide victim. Advocates assist survivors in communicating with Police, Attorney's General office, and Governor's Office and provide emotional and physical support throughout the course of your case. Advocates work closely with the staff in all phases of the Criminal Justice System. There are nearly 45,000 homicides annually in the United States. This effects between 150,000 and 200,000 relatives and other survivors. The trauma and grief experienced by survivors cause emotional scars that last a lifetime. We assist with Death Notification, Media Coverage, Funeral Arrangements, Victim's Compensation, Trial Attendance, Insurance Claims, Crime Scene Clean-up.