U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide


The 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims Rights Week (NCVRW) will be commemorated April 18–24, 2021. The 2021 NCVRW Resource Guide contains a wide array of outreach tools and sample materials to help you quickly and capably develop and carry out your NCVRW awareness campaign and other public awareness campaigns throughout the year.

The guide contains materials designed to inspire your community and raise awareness of victims’ rights and promote this year’s NCVRW theme—Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities. 

Resource Guide highlights include suggestions for raising awareness in your community, sample materials for traditional and social media, a history of the crime victims’ rights movement, and original artwork to unite this national effort.

Join OVC in raising awareness of victims’ rights and services, highlighting programs, celebrating progress achieved, and honoring victims and the professionals who serve them.

Sign up for the NCVRW subscription list to receive information about future NCVRW commemorations and nomination periods for the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards.

Introductory Materials