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When may I submit my nomination for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards?
The 2015 National Crime Victims' Service Awards nomination period is now closed. For more informatio... Read More
Last updated:  08/07/2014

When will the National Crime Victims' Service Award recipients be announced?
The recipients are announced each year at the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony. OVC s... Read More
Last updated:  07/22/2010

What are the terms of the National Crime Victims' Service Award?
The nominee authorizes OVC or its agent to conduct a background check and agrees to participate in a... Read More
Last updated:  07/22/2010

What is considered a National Crime Victims' Service Award group nomination?
Please submit a group nomination if you are interested in nominating a group of individuals who work... Read More
Last updated:  07/22/2010

Will each member of the National Crime Victims' Service Award winning team or group award receive an award plaque?
No. Only one award plaque will be given to a group. If you are nominating a group of individuals for... Read More
Last updated:  07/22/2010

Is the person I'm nominating eligible to receive an award?
Please review the Eligibility Requirements and the questions that should be addressed in your Nomina... Read More
Last updated:  07/22/2010

What kind of information about the nominator do you need?
OVC needs the nominator's personal contact, including their mailing address, e-mail address, and tel... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

May I nominate a candidate for multiple awards?
No. You may not nominate the same individuals, programs, organizations, teams, or coalition of indiv... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

The candidate I nominated last year did not receive an award. May I nominate this person again?
Yes. Candidates nominated, but not selected, in previous years are eligible for consideration. Previ... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

Am I responsible for submitting all of the nominee's pertinent information?
No. As a nominator, you are only required to complete the nominator's section of the online form, wh... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

Should I fill out a separate nomination form for each individual in the nominated group?
If you are nominating a group of individuals who work on a specific project, you are required to fil... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

What is the difference between the nominee name and the plaque name?
The nominee name should be the full name of the person you wish to nominate for an award. If the nom... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

Why does the nominee have to fill out the rest of the nomination form?
By logging in and completing the remaining part of the nomination form, the nominee is acknowledging... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

Can I save my nomination and return later to submit it?
No. For this reason, please review all submission guidelines and compose your nomination letter and ... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

How do I attach supporting documents to the nomination form?
After you fill out the required fields, you can attach documents to support your submission. All sup... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

How will the nominee know they also need to fill out information?
After you make your submission—which should include the nominee's e-mail address—an automatic notifi... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

Will OVC notify the nominee if he or she is not selected for an award?
Yes. If a nominee is not selected to move forward through the tiered review process, OVC will send n... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

Will OVC notify me when my nomination is received?
Yes. You will receive an automated reply confirming your successful submission.... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

Why will the selected nominee's Social Security number be requested?
A member of the OVC staff will contact the selected nominee for their date of birth and Social Secur... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

Who is allowed on stage to accept the award during the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony?
Only those individuals who were included in the nomination package and passed a background check wil... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

How can I find the biographies of past National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) award recipients?
Information pertaining to National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), including past award recipien... Read More
Last updated:  07/23/2010

When will National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2015?
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be observed April 19-25, 2015. To learn more a... Read More
Last updated:  06/09/2014

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More
Last updated:  04/10/2013

What resources are available to assist in locating missing adults?
If you have not yet contacted the law enforcement regarding this matter, please do so immediately. F... Read More
Last updated:  11/14/2011

What resources are available to assist in locating missing children?
If you have not yet contacted the law enforcement regarding this matter, please do so immediately. A... Read More
Last updated:  11/14/2011

What is Vision 21?
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand th... Read More
Last updated:  06/25/2013
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