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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.

The 2017 National Crime Victims' Service Awards nomination period is now closed.

2016 National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony

In 2016, the Awards Ceremony was held on April 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. If you missed the event and would like to learn more, visit the following:

Visit the OVC Gallery for more information about past award recipients and past commemorative events.

2017 NCVRW Community Awareness Project Funding Available

The National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, under a cooperative agreement with the Office for Victims of Crime, is seeking proposals for projects to raise public awareness of victims’ rights and services in communities during NCVRW, April 2-8, 2017.

The NCVRW Community Awareness Projects (CAP) grants reimburse up to $5,000 in costs associated with conducting public awareness activities during NCVRW including:

  • Public events (including candlelight vigils, information/resource fairs, 5k walk/runs)
  • Mass media advertising
  • Production, publication, and distribution of printed materials

Learn more and apply on the CAP website. Apply by October 26, 2016.

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