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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.

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Now Available in Spanish—The 2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), is pleased to announce the availability of the entire National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide EN ESPAÑOL (in Spanish) online. For the first time in the history of the Resource Guide the Statistical Overviews have been translated into Spanish.

This user-friendly package contains everything you need to host and promote NCVRW in your community and to promote victims’ rights throughout the year. This year’s theme—Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims.—emphasizes the role of the entire community, individually and collectively, as we support victims of crime and empower them to direct their own recovery. Included in the Resource Guide are campaign materials such as artwork, educational content, helpful hints, and a Theme Video that highlights the importance of building partnerships with community leaders and organizations.

Join OVC in our mission to help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victim issues. Access both the English and Spanish versions of the Resource Guide online today.

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2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide Now Online

National Crime Victims' Rights Week logoOVC’s vision of reaching and supporting all victims is reflected in this year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week theme, “Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims,” and in our annual NCVRW Resource Guide.

The 2015 NCVRW Online Resource Guide is a user-friendly package that contains everything you need to host and promote NCVRW events in your community. The 2015 Resource Guide includes:

  • Helpful hints for maximizing communication and awareness
  • Tips for working with the media and creating your own social media campaign
  • Ideas and campaign materials for promoting your event
  • Statistics for enhancing your public awareness activities – including new information on DNA and victimization and driving under the influence
  • Web-ready art for placing ads on your Web site and social media

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