This is National Crime Victims Rights Week, a time to honor and remember those who have been affected by any type of crime.
At a conference in Rapid City Thursday, speakers shared stories of personal accounts, remembered victims and talked about the future and what efforts are being made to stop crime.
One of the speakers, Connie Hobbs, who is a volunteer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, lost her daughter to a drunk driver.
Hobbs kept in touch with the man responsible for her daughter's death for 10 years following the accident. She says it's important to share her story to raise awareness. "It doesn't just stop after the case it goes on," said Hobbs. "Once a victim always a victim. We only become stronger and maybe we can go out and help other people too." National Crime Victims Week runs through April 12th.