Congressman Ted Poe will speak at the Texas Victims Rights Candlelight Vigil taking place in Austin. The vigil will honor and remember victims of crime from across the state of Texas. Poe will speak about his innovative sentences as a former felony court judge and the work he does in Congress on behalf of victims.

Congressman Poe, a lifelong advocate for victims has twice spearheaded the effort to save Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding and was instrumental in the creation of the Child Safety Act of 2005 which incorporated his Child Predator bill. Congressman Poe also co-founded and co-chairs the Congressional Victims Rights Caucus. Poe has over 22 years experience dealing with criminal cases as a felony court judge and a prosecutor and is a leading authority on crime, justice, and childrens issues.

WHEN: Monday April 24, 2006
6:00 pm

WHERE: Umlauf Sculpture Garden
605 Robert E. Lee Road
Austin, Texas 78704