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OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Poster (2019) OVC, NCJ 252740.
The poster evokes this year’s NCVRW theme—Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.—which celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed. The poster is available for download and a customizable version is available. A limited number of color hardcopies can be ordered through the OVC Resource Center (www.ncjrs.gov).
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2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Poster Kit (includes Theme Poster and awareness posters) (2019) OVC, NCJ 252741.
The poster kit contains the NCVRW Theme Poster and this year's awareness posters. These awareness materials are customizable and available to download. A limited number of color hardcopies can be ordered through the OVC Resource Center (www.ncjrs.gov).
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2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (March 2019) OVC, 3 pages, NCJ 252369.
The 2019 NCVRW Resource Guide provides materials to create your own public awareness campaigns to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and the services available to victims of crime. The guide features campaign materials in both English and Spanish, including planning tips, artwork, and more.
Abstract | HTML
 
Tools for Changing the Narrative About Male Survivors of Violence (2018) OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 52 pages, NCJ 252061.
This communications toolkit can help organizations to identify and achieve their communications goals in changing the narrative about trauma among male survivors of violence. It contains sections on general strategic communications tools and working with the news media.
Abstract | PDF
 
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 60 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 

OJP Publications

AMBER Alert Best Practices Guide, Second Edition (April 2019) OJJDP, Report, 68 pages, NCJ 252759.
The guide provides AMBER Alert coordinators with information to manage both a specific alert and their overall AMBER Alert program. Topics covered include AMBER Alert criteria for missing and abducted children, law enforcement response, leveraging all media, and AMBER Alert in Indian country.
PDF
 
Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory (March 2011) OJJDP, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 232001.
Describes how a community can establish a task force to create an endangered missing advisory (EMA) plan, which creates voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria but who may be in danger. EMAs help law enforcement notify the general public that someone is missing and ultimately save lives. The guide provides directions for developing, activating, and sustaining an EMA plan and includes sample plans and press releases.
Abstract | PDF 888 KB
 
Planning, Implementing and Operating Effective Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Programs: Guidelines and Standards (October 2006) BJA-Sponsored, Electronic Document, 44 pages, NCJ 234517.
This report provides recommendations and standards for planning, implementing, and operating an effective SAVIN Program.
Abstract | PDF
 
AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Public Information Officers (July 2006) OJJDP, Report, 16 pages, NCJ 212703.
Describes the public information officer's (PIO's) job responsibilities and provides tips to maximize the PIO's effectiveness before, during, and after an AMBER Alert activation. It offers recommendations for helping law enforcement agencies achieve a smooth, rapid public warning activation program. This guide underscores the value of the PIO as an integral member of the public warning network, one who will be most helpful to the AMBER Alert team when he or she has been a key member from the outset.
Abstract | PDF 863 KB
 
AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Broadcasters and Other Media Outlets (April 2005) OJJDP, Report, 10 pages, NCJ 208481.
Provides state, regional, and local authorities with the information necessary for developing and improving AMBER Alert initiatives and procedures.
Abstract | PDF 856 KB | HTML 47.93
 

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Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Mar 7 2012 at 2:00PM, Steve Derene, Executive Director of the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, and Mary Gleason Rappaport, Project Manager of 2012 NCVRW Resource Guide, and Anne Seymour, Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C, hosted a discussion on Making the Most of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

On May 24 2011 at 2:00PM, Cindy Southworth, Vice President of Development and Innovation at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, hosted a discussion on Using Social Media to Assist Crime Victims

On Mar 23 2011 at 2:00PM, Karen Kalergis, Associate Director of Education and Communications at the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the University of Texas, hosted a discussion on Coordinating Public Awareness Events

On Jan 30 2008 at 2:00PM, Greg Luft, Professor and Chair of Colorado State University's Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, and Anne Seymour, Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, hosted a discussion on Cultivating Relationships Between Victim Service Providers and the Media


When may I submit my nomination for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards?
Nominations for the 2018 National Crime Victims' Service Awards are now closed. For more information... Read More

How can I find out about grants available from OVC?
OVC grant solicitations are posted to the Current Funding Opportunities section of our website and o... Read More

How can I order the National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme Poster?
A limited number of theme posters and resource kits (includes copies of this year’s Theme Poster and... Read More

When will National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2019?
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be held on April 7–13, 2019 and this year's t... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

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Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Poster (2019) OVC, NCJ 252740. The poster evokes this year’s NCVRW theme—Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.—which celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed. The poster is available for download and a customizable version is available. A limited number of color hardcopies can be ordered through the OVC Resource Center (www.ncjrs.gov).
HTML
 
2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Poster Kit (includes Theme Poster and awareness posters) (2019) OVC, NCJ 252741. The poster kit contains the NCVRW Theme Poster and this year's awareness posters. These awareness materials are customizable and available to download. A limited number of color hardcopies can be ordered through the OVC Resource Center (www.ncjrs.gov).
HTML
 
2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide (March 2019) OVC, 3 pages, NCJ 252369. The 2019 NCVRW Resource Guide provides materials to create your own public awareness campaigns to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and the services available to victims of crime. The guide features campaign materials in both English and Spanish, including planning tips, artwork, and more.
Abstract | HTML
 
Tools for Changing the Narrative About Male Survivors of Violence (2018) OVC-Sponsored, Grant, 52 pages, NCJ 252061. This communications toolkit can help organizations to identify and achieve their communications goals in changing the narrative about trauma among male survivors of violence. It contains sections on general strategic communications tools and working with the news media.
Abstract | PDF
 
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 60 pages, NCJ 239957. The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 

OJP Publications

AMBER Alert Best Practices Guide, Second Edition (April 2019) OJJDP, Report, 68 pages, NCJ 252759. The guide provides AMBER Alert coordinators with information to manage both a specific alert and their overall AMBER Alert program. Topics covered include AMBER Alert criteria for missing and abducted children, law enforcement response, leveraging all media, and AMBER Alert in Indian country.
PDF
 
Guide for Implementing or Enhancing an Endangered Missing Advisory (March 2011) OJJDP, Report, 37 pages, NCJ 232001. Describes how a community can establish a task force to create an endangered missing advisory (EMA) plan, which creates voluntary partnerships to rapidly recover missing persons who do not fit the AMBER Alert criteria but who may be in danger. EMAs help law enforcement notify the general public that someone is missing and ultimately save lives. The guide provides directions for developing, activating, and sustaining an EMA plan and includes sample plans and press releases.
Abstract | PDF 888 KB
 
Planning, Implementing and Operating Effective Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) Programs: Guidelines and Standards (October 2006) BJA-Sponsored, Electronic Document, 44 pages, NCJ 234517. This report provides recommendations and standards for planning, implementing, and operating an effective SAVIN Program.
Abstract | PDF
 
AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Public Information Officers (July 2006) OJJDP, Report, 16 pages, NCJ 212703. Describes the public information officer's (PIO's) job responsibilities and provides tips to maximize the PIO's effectiveness before, during, and after an AMBER Alert activation. It offers recommendations for helping law enforcement agencies achieve a smooth, rapid public warning activation program. This guide underscores the value of the PIO as an integral member of the public warning network, one who will be most helpful to the AMBER Alert team when he or she has been a key member from the outset.
Abstract | PDF 863 KB
 
AMBER Alert: Best Practices Guide for Broadcasters and Other Media Outlets (April 2005) OJJDP, Report, 10 pages, NCJ 208481. Provides state, regional, and local authorities with the information necessary for developing and improving AMBER Alert initiatives and procedures.
Abstract | PDF 856 KB | HTML 47.93
 

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Related Resources

Federal Resources

AMBER Alert
The America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert System is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.
 
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

Not In Our Town
The Not In Our Town Campaign promotes public dialog and provides a model for community response to hate crimes and other associated problems. The campaign presents broadly accessible, positive solutions through broadcast, national networking, grassroots events, educational outreach, and online activities.
 

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Web Forum Discussions

Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Mar 7 2012 at 2:00PM, Steve Derene, Executive Director of the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, and Mary Gleason Rappaport, Project Manager of 2012 NCVRW Resource Guide, and Anne Seymour, Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C, hosted a discussion on Making the Most of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

On May 24 2011 at 2:00PM, Cindy Southworth, Vice President of Development and Innovation at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, hosted a discussion on Using Social Media to Assist Crime Victims

On Mar 23 2011 at 2:00PM, Karen Kalergis, Associate Director of Education and Communications at the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the University of Texas, hosted a discussion on Coordinating Public Awareness Events

On Jan 30 2008 at 2:00PM, Greg Luft, Professor and Chair of Colorado State University's Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, and Anne Seymour, Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, hosted a discussion on Cultivating Relationships Between Victim Service Providers and the Media


FAQs

When may I submit my nomination for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards?
Nominations for the 2018 National Crime Victims' Service Awards are now closed. For more information... Read More

How can I find out about grants available from OVC?
OVC grant solicitations are posted to the Current Funding Opportunities section of our website and o... Read More

How can I order the National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme Poster?
A limited number of theme posters and resource kits (includes copies of this year’s Theme Poster and... Read More

When will National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) be observed in 2019?
National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will be held on April 7–13, 2019 and this year's t... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

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Funding

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National Calendar of Crime Victim Assistance-Related Events
Upcoming Event(s)
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) 45th Annual Training Event
Phoenix, AZ
07/22/2019-07/25/2019

Online Directory of Crime Victims Services.