The Annual Candlelight Vigil, held at the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs, provides a peaceful and contemplative setting for victims and their families to remember those who are victims of crime. The Vigil marks the beginning of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week as a group of dedicated volunteers work very hard to make the ceremony a tribute to those who are crime victims. It is attended each year by nearly 100 people and allows victims to share their stories with others who can understand and provide support.
Many individuals and organizations participate in the vigil including the Campion Foundation, the Prevention Council, the Center for the Family, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Crime Victim’s Board, the Department of Parole, the Department of Corrections, the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, the DA Crime Victim Unit, the Probation Department, the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church, other churches and synagogues, the Division of Criminal Justice Services, local and county police agencies, local, county and state elected officials, and victims and their families. We thank all of them for making the vigil a success each year.