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OVC News and Announcements

To help you stay up to date with the latest news about crime victim services and events, this section will notify you about current OVC-focused initiatives and relevant topics and events with a primary focus on best practices. You are also encouraged to check out What's New at OVC.

Use the links below to be taken to the News and Announcements Archives.

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Get to know the Individuals and Organizations Recognized at the 2016 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

Attorney General Loretta Lynch honored nine individuals, programs, teams, and organizations during the April 12th National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony. Karol Mason, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, and Joye Frost, OVC Director, also addressed attendees at this annual event that honors extraordinary service to crime victims. If you missed the event or would like to learn more, visit:

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2016 NCVRW Resource Guide is Now Available Online

National Crime Victims' Rights WeekOVC is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide. The Guide is an extensive online resource, providing all of the materials necessary to promote NCVRW within your community.

It provides a variety of campaign materials, including planning tips, a theme poster and video, artwork, and more. These materials can also be downloaded for use offline.

Please join OVC to help communities and victim assistance providers promote crime victim issues and services. Access the Resource Guide today.


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Register to Attend the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

The National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony will be held April 12, 2016, in Washington, DC. During the ceremony, OVC will recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service in supporting crime victims and victim services. The event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

  • When: 2:00–3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on April 12, 2016
  • Where: National Archives—William G. McGowan Theater
  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
  • Washington, DC 20408
  • Attendee Entrance: Constitution Avenue, between 7th and 9th Street, NW.

For more information about this event and to register, visit www.ncvrw.org by Friday, April 8, 2016.

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2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week

National Crime Victims' Rights WeekOVC is pleased to announce the 2016 date and theme for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) — Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope. NCVRW will be observed April 10-16.

2016 NCVRW Highlights:

Update or add your information to the NCVRW Mailing List by November 17, 2015 to receive a complimentary copy of this year’s theme poster. You will also receive notification when the 2016 Resource Guide is available online, details about the NCVRW awards ceremony, and other NCVRW announcements.

View the 2016 NCVRW Theme Poster now and sign up for the NCVRW mailing list by November 17, 2015 to receive a complimentary copy of this year’s theme poster.

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