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Office of Justice Programs

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 are selected from nominations in a variety of categories for their vision, action, and leadership in improving the lives of victims in the aftermath of crime.

Additionally, the 75th Attorney General of the United States, Edwin Meese III, received the inaugural Victim Rights Legend Award. This special award recognizes his significant role for many decades in securing vital services and funding for victims of crime, and assuring the victim’s voice is heard in the criminal justice system and in public policy.

This year's awardees were honored by U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matt Dummermuth, Office of Justice Programs; and OVC Director Darlene Hutchinson.

Learn more about the extraordinary contributions of this year's award recipients:

Sign up for the NCVRW mailing list to receive notification about the nomination period for the 2020 National Crime Victims' Service Awards.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week Events

Search for NCVRW awareness events in your community on the OVC National Calendar of Victim Assistance-Related Events. If your organization is hosting NCVRW activities such as conferences, training, and ceremonies, add your events to the calendar.

Community Awareness Projects: Raising Public Awareness of NCVRW

Each year the Office for Victims of Crime makes funding available for local communities to organize, host, and publicize NCVRW events. Community Awareness Projects grants are awarded through the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators and can provide financial assistance of up to a designated amount ($6,000 for the 2019 projects).

The 2019 application period is now closed; however you may still visit the CAP website and sign up to receive an email notice when the 2020 application process begins.

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