On Sunday, the advocacy group, Tennessee Voices for Victims held a special ceremony in honor of National Crime Victims’ Right Week.
The ceremony featured several guest speakers included Metro Police Chief, Steve Anderson, and Davidson County District Attorney, Glenn Funk.
Victims of crime and those who’ve lost loved ones to it (crime) shared their stories of recovery and healing.
“To hear their stories of being able to find support in the criminal justice system, to where they have found healing and hope and end up in a healthier place….that’s really inspiring,” said D.A. Glenn Funk.
Metro Police added that hearing from victims has prioritized policing initiatives for repeat offenders.
“We’re partnering with the Office of the District Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute those persons who have past, violent criminal history and are using firearms to do that,” said Chief Anderson.