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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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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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