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Every year in April, OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), which was observed in 2017 on April 2–8.

This year’s theme—Strength. Resilience. Justice.—reflects a vision for the future in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.

This year’s NCVRW Resource Guide, available in both English and Spanish, contains a vibrant array of theme artwork that is available for organizations to incorporate into their outreach materials. View the 2017 NCVRW sample proclamation (PDF 225 kb) to help inspire the community, raise awareness of victims’ rights, and address unmet needs.

Sign up for the NCVRW Mailing List to receive—

  • A complimentary copy of the 2018 NCVRW Theme Poster;
  • Email notification when the 2018 NCVRW Resource Guide is available to download;
  • Details concerning the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony; and
  • Information about future National Crime Victims’ Service Award nomination periods.
2017 NCVRW Theme Poster
2017 NCVRW Theme Poster Download the 2017 Resource Guide for educational content, campaign materials, artwork, crime and victimization fact sheets, a theme video, and more. View Resource Guides from previous years.
Awards and Events
NCVRW events photoThe 2017 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony was held on April 7th. Learn about the Award recipients.
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