Jacksonville marks 30th annual 'Victims' Rights Week'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- City leaders and crime advocates say Victims' Rights Week is the time to let victims' families know about the resources available to them throughout the city.

The theme this year is "Restoring the Balance of Justice." Mayor Brown, along with other local leaders and advocates addressed about a dozen families who's loved ones have gone missing or were murdered.

Harriet McNeal lost her son, 21 year old Brandon Green, after he was killed outside of a club late last year.

"I would of never thought I'd get a call that my son was killed and he's not coming home," McNeal said.

This week, many victims' families are spending time together to continue the healing process. Ronald Davis, Jordan Davis' dad, addressed the group at a ceremony Monday.

"You sit on your couch, and you cannot believe it's happening to you, but it is," Davis said. "So you need people along the way to help you, to guide you through this."

Events are scheduled all week long in Jacksonville. This includes a vigil at Friendship Fountain Thursday at 6 p.m.

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