Seton Hall participates in National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — More than 20 million crimes are perpetrated against Americans each year, according to national crime statistics. To highlight what can be done, Seton Hall University is participating in National Crime Victims’ Rights Week from April 10 through 16.

On Thursday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m., the community is invited to “Serving Victims – Building Trust – Restoring Hope,” featuring professor John M. Paitakes from the university Criminal Justice Department and Deborah McGowan, victim witness coordinator for the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. They will conduct an informative presentation on the rights and services available to victims of crime.

“I want this event to educate the public and make them aware of the rights victims have,” Paitakes said in a press release. “I also want students to be mindful of the various job opportunities available to them.”

The presentation will take place in the Beck Rooms of the Seton Hall University’s Walsh Library, 400 South Orange Ave. in South Orange. For more information, contact John Paitakes at or 973-275-5886.