Every year for nearly 30 years, during National Crime Victims’ Week in April, The March on the Capitol is held in Sacramento, CA. Crime Victims United puts together this event on the west steps of the Capitol. It’s a morning of healing, support and education. Featuring speakers representing law enforcement, state legislature and an inspirational keynote speaker specially chosen to share his/her story.
CVU also selects and honors four Legislators each year, who have demonstrated a commitment to helping victims. The walkways surrounding the lawn are lined with large, standing posters of faces lost to murder throughout California. Each year more are added, sadly. Information booths encircle the event area and offer services from government groups as well as private victim support groups from all across the state.