The Board of Probation and Parole is honoring crime victims with a tree planting ceremony on Monday at 2 p.m. in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
The event will be held at Chattanooga Community Kitchen, 727 East 11th St.
During the event, BOPP will present a Voice for Victims Award to a local victim advocate. This event is one of eight the Board of Probation and Parole is sponsoring in communities across Tennessee this week. This year’s national theme is Extending the Vision – Reaching Every Victim.
The Board of Probation and Parole (www.tn.gov/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. Along with the supervision of those granted parole, the Board is also responsible for supervising felony offenders who are placed on state-supervised probation by criminal courts.