Conte to mark 25th anniversary of victims of crime act with tree planting

Friday, April 24, 2009 at 2:24pm
Staff Reports

In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Tennessee first lady Andrea Conte will lead a tree-planting ceremony Monday at Bicentennial Mall.

Along with the Board of Probation and Parole (BOPP), Conte, a former victim of crime and a dedicated victim advocate, will honor crime victims at 11 a.m. in the park’s north end, near the Court of Three Stars close to Jefferson Street.

Monday also marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the National Victims of Crime Act.

BOPP is an independent seven-member board whose members are appointed by the Governor. The Board is charged with the responsibility of deciding which eligible felony offenders will be granted parole and released from incarceration to community-based supervision.