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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). The weeklong initiative promotes victims' rights and honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

NCVRW will be observed in 2017 on April 2–8. Sign up for the NCVRW Mailing List to receive –

  • 2017 NCVRW Theme Poster digital download and optional printed copy;
  • 2017 NCVRW Resource Guide digital download;
  • Details concerning the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony; and
  • Information about future National Crime Victims’ Service Award nomination periods.

This year’s NCVRW Resource Guide highlights how serving victims and building trust restores hope and strengthens communities. The Resource Guide contains resources for victim service providers and allied professionals to continue to raise awareness of victims' issues beyond NCVRW and throughout the year, including the Crime and Victimization Fact Sheets, available in both English and Spanish. Use statistics and compelling graphics from these Fact Sheets in email and social media marketing, presentations, and on your website to help raise awareness and help demonstrate why crime victims' rights matter.

NCVRW Resource Guide
NCVRW 2016 Guide Download the 2016 Resource Guide for educational content, campaign materials, artwork, and a theme video.
View Resource Guides from previous years.
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