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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – Powerful Event in Washington Parish

District Attorney Warren Montgomery wishes to thank all who participated in the ceremony his office hosted yesterday at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14). It was a poignant event and powerful reminder that the victims and survivors of crime are why we do what we do. D.A. Montgomery was the keynote speaker, but other speakers included Franklinton Police Chief Olander Smith, Rhonda Gunnell of ADAPT Rape Crisis Center in Bogalusa, and Elisa Williams-Smith, whose 13-year-old son was killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The program was organized primarily by Kinshasha Medina, Victim Assistance Coordinator in the District Attorney’s Washington Parish office.