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Office of Justice Programs

National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Each year, OVC recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services.

The award recipients, who are selected from public nominations in 11 categories, are extraordinary individuals, organizations, teams, and programs that provide services to victims of crime. The honorees are honored at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony.

OVC is now accepting nominations for the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards.

View past recipients and, if you know a similarly deserving individual, group, team, or program, watch this video for instructions on how to submit a nomination.

The video includes information about submission requirements, a short demo of the online nomination form, and tips for submitting a noteworthy nomination.

Nominations are due on July 31, 2017.

2017 National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony

On April 7, 2017, OVC hosted the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony. During the Ceremony, OVC recognized individuals and organizations that demonstrated outstanding service in supporting crime victims and victim services.

Watch a recording of the event on OVC’s YouTube channel.

Also, visit the OVC Gallery for more information about this year’s award recipients.

Community Awareness Projects: Raising Public Awareness of NCVRW

Each year, the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, with support from OVC, provides competitive funding for NCVRW Community Awareness Projects (CAP) to local communities. These grants reimburse up to $5,000 in costs associated with conducting public awareness activities during NCVRW.

This initiative has enhanced the ability of hundreds of communities throughout the United States to raise awareness about victims’ rights and services among the general public.

There are a variety of creative NCVRW awareness activities, including art exhibits and contests, blood drives, runs/walks, and community fairs that can be easily adapted to different jurisdictions.

The 2017 application period is now closed, however you may still visit the CAP website and sign up to receive an email notice when the 2018 application process begins.

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