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2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)

Every April, OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW, which will be observed in 2019 from April 7–13.

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

Submit Your Nominations for the 2019 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.

OVC is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Crime Victims' Service Awards. The award recipients will be honored at the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony.

Submit your nominations by August 1, 2018.

Mailing List

Sign up for the NCVRW Mailing List to receive—

  • information about future NCVRW commemorations,
  • a complimentary copy of the 2019 NCVRW Theme Poster, and
  • email notification when the 2019 NCVRW Resource Guide is available online.
NCVRW Resource Guide
2018 NCVRW Artwork View the 2018 NCVRW Resource Guide for evergreen content that can help you raise awareness throughout the year, including crime and victimization fact sheets, tips for developing marketing campaigns, and more.
Awards and Events
The 2019 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards nomination period is now open. Submit nominations by August 1, 2018.
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