In five short days it will be four years since Janet Christiansen, a young wife, and mother to Kaiden and at the time carrying Kaidens baby brother or sister, was brutally murdered in her own home. She was upstairs doing things around the house when someone came up behind her and stabbed her, over and over while 6 mo old Kaiden slept in his bed only a few feet away. Only one person of interest has ever been named. Her husband, Raven Peters Abaroa. All the information is here in Janets forum, and I hope you take the time to look it over. I was honored to join with Janets family and friends in Durham NC for a candlelight vigil for Janet and her baby in 2006. While I cant be back in Durham this year for National Crime Victims Rights Week I would like very much to share information on NCVRW activities this year. Below are links to information about activities in Washingtion and the NC area. You can also check the Office for Victims of Crime calender for activities in your area. Links below: National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 26 - May 2, 2009 For those living in Durham, NC http://www.durhampolice.com/news/pdf/090421_1.pdf For those living in Raleigh, NC http://www.nc-van.org/pdf/CVRW 2009.pdf For those in Washington, DC Leading up to the national commemoration, Office for Victims of Crime will hold two prelude events in the Nation's Capital. Both events are free and open to the public, however, registration is required. National Observance and Candlelight Ceremony Thursday, April 23, 2009 U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Directions) 1615 H Street NW., Washington, D.C. Time: 6:307:30 p.m. eastern time Featured Speaker: Quincy Arriana Lucas, founder of Witneys Lights, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness of domestic violence and crime victims issues, and covictim and homicide survivor of her beloved sister, Dr. Witney Rose. National Crime Victims Rights Week Awards Ceremony Friday, April 24, 2009 Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium (Directions) 1301 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, D.C. Time: 1:303:00 p.m. eastern time U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. will present the awards to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service for crime victims. To see what is happening in your City, State please check the following OVC Calendar. Please note all events are not posted on this calendar, please check with your local government if nothing is listed in your City or State. http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovccalendar/ Department of Justice - Office for Victims' of Crime http://www.ojp.gov/ovc/ncvrw/welcome.html I would be so grateful to my WS family if you would consider joining me In Honor of Janet and her Baby and leave a kind word and a candle here, on this thread, for her and the victims that have touched your life. The National Crime Victims' Rights Week begins on April 26, which will be the 4 year anniversary of Janet Christiansen Abaroa's murder.