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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects (2022)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $300,000)

Project Abstract The National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) proposes to increase general public awareness of crime victims’ rights and services by managing the provision of financial and technical assistance to up to 47 projects to conduct public awareness activities during 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 24-30, 2022. Under this project, NAVAA will, in coordination with the Office for Victims of Crime, conduct a competitive solicitation among private, nonprofit agencies, community coalitions, faith-based organizations, academic institutions, tribal organizations and public agencies.  The availability of funding will be widely announced through Department of Justice and victim organizations’ listservs and publications.  Up to 47 applicants will be awarded subgrants of up to $5,000 each to conduct activities in connection with 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week to increase the general public’s awareness and knowledge of crime victims’ rights and services in their communities. Activities usually include a combination of: special events (e.g. candlelight vigils, award presentations, panel discussions, and information fairs); advertising (e.g. radio/TV public service announcements, billboards, bus signs, newspaper and movie theater advertising); distribution of literature (e.g. brochures, pamphlets, and victim service directories); and public awareness materials (e.g. buttons, ribbons, and bookmarks). In addition, the project will provide the selected projects with technical assistance to aid in their planning and implementation of their public awareness activities.  Technical assistance will include one or more webinars, distribution of “CAP TIPS,” a series of bulletins specifically designed to assist in planning and implementing NCVRW Community Awareness Projects and individualized assistance provided via telephone and email.

Date Created: September 30, 2021