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2015 OVC News and Announcements Archive

Here you will find information about past training sessions, NCVRW activities, and other crime victim services and awareness efforts during 2015. To view an announcement, click on its title below. To view current announcements, visit the main News and Announcements page.

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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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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