Victims Have Rights, too
Most of us know somebody who's been the victim of a crime. And the local law enforcement community wants them to know that they have rights, too, and there are resources available right here in the Shreveport/Bossier area to assist them.That's a message that Vickie Britton knows all too well. Her daughter, Tavia, was taken from her in September of 2008. Her lifeless body was found three days later in a North Shreveport pond. But Britton says the support she received from the Caddo Victim Assistance Program and others in the community helped her and her family through their ordeal. Sheriff Steve Prator says he wishes there were no victims. But he says as long as there are, law enforcement, social service organizations, legal services, crime victims' advocates, and others will be there for them. This week has been designated as National Crime Victims' Rights Week.