BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. -

Tree planting ceremonies will be held across Tennessee Thursday to honor victims of crime. The Department of Correction and the Board of Parole are bringing the service to our area.

The ceremony will be held Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the Sullivan County Child Advocacy Center, 150 Blountville Bypass, in Blountville, Tennessee. During the tree planting, a local victim advocate will be presented a "Voice for Victims" award for work on behalf of crime victims. This is one of eight ceremonies to be held in Tennessee  in observance of National Crime Victim's Rights Week. Additional events are scheduled in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Jackson, Chattanooga, Springfield and Murfreesboro.