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2024 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

This Year’s Format

To view or download the 2024 NCVRW Resource Guide visit www.ovc.ojp.gov/ncvrw2024. The resource guide contains a wide range of practical, adaptable information to support and augment your outreach efforts, including extensive how-to and sample resources to help you build a successful public awareness campaign. 

Professional artwork is available in high-resolution formats for print applications as well as graphics specially sized for use online. All artwork is available in both English and Spanish, including the following: 

  • theme poster, available in two sizes: 22" x 28" and 11" x 17".
  • theme artwork, including an array of outreach materials, web ads, and social media ads.
  • awareness posters that can be placed in a variety of locations to encourage viewers to educate themselves about how to help crime survivors. 

A limited number of 2024 NCVRW Poster Kits will be available to order on a first-come, first-served basis. Each poster kit includes one copy of the 22" x 28" NCVRW Theme Poster and each of this year’s awareness posters. Contact the OVC Response Center at [email protected] to request a copy. Please include your full name and mailing address when you email.


Preparing for 2025 NCVRW

Whether you are a new or returning participant, to ensure that you receive email announcements and materials for 2025 NCVRW, please submit or confirm your contact information on the NCVRW subscription list. Through the NCVRW subscription list, you will receive:

  • print products, such as the 22" x 28" NCVRW theme poster and 8.5" x 11" awareness posters.
  • email notification when the 2025 NCVRW Resource Guide is available to download from the OVC website.
  • details concerning upcoming NCVRW events.

The dates for the next year’s NCVRW commemoration have not been announced. Sign up, or update your preferences, for the NCVRW subscription list to receive notification when the dates are selected, along with other important NCVRW announcements.


Technical Assistance

Yes! To promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights, all materials that use the 2024 NCVRW theme design developed by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) are in the public domain, and reprint permission is not required. You may use any resource guide text verbatim and may also translate it into any language.

The entire contents of the 2024 NCVRW Resource Guide, including theme artwork files, are available for download.

NOTE: The OVC logo is the exclusive property of OVC and may not be used or reproduced without written permission. See OVC’s Reuse Policy for more information.

If you are unable to download this year’s resource guide components, please contact the OVC Response Center at [email protected] for assistance in accessing these materials.

The OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) can help you find expert consultants, victim service professionals, and survivors to speak at a conference; conduct training designed to meet your organization’s specific needs; perform a needs assessment; or design, implement, or evaluate a training program. 

Contact OVC TTAC at:

9300 Lee Highway 
Fairfax, VA 22031–6050
Phone: 866-OVC-TTAC (866-682-8822) 
TTY: 866-682-8880 
Fax: 703-225-2338 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ovcttac.gov 
Online Requests for Training and Technical Assistance: www.ovcttac.gov/HowWeCanHelp

Publicize your event by adding it to the OVC Events page. This list is meant to help victims, victim service providers, allied professionals, and other interested individuals plan, promote, and locate events of interest to those serving, supporting, and working with victims in their community. Your submission(s) will be reviewed and, if approved, posted on the web for public view. There is no charge for posting events.

OVC is one of six components within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) at the U.S. Department of Justice. OJP provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance, and other resources to improve the Nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, assist victims, and enhance the rule of law by strengthening the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Visit the OJP website to access the following:

  • Extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime, victim assistance, and justice-related research, policy, and practice.
  • An information network. Register to stay informed about new publications, funding opportunities, and other news and announcements.
  • A virtual library with a collection that includes thousands of victim-related publications and other products, available through one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world.
  • Information about upcoming conferences, webinars, trainings, and other events, searchable by focus areas, geographical location, or dates. 

Yes! Each year, OVC makes funding available for local communities to organize, publicize, and host NCVRW events. Community Awareness Project (CAP) grants are awarded through the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators and can provide financial assistance of up to a designated amount ($5,000 for 2024 projects). The 2024 NCVRW CAP awards have already been made. To be notified when the 2025 NCVRW CAP applications are available, please sign up for the NCVRW subscription list.


Using the Artwork

Yes! Much of the resource guide theme artwork is designed with space for your organization’s contact information or logo, as are all the awareness posters. The PDFs include fillable form fields so you can easily incorporate your local information, giving victims a place to turn within their community.

The theme artwork professional press art files may also be used to develop custom pieces. Printing companies that use quality presses, inks, and paper will produce the highest quality products and can often be found through referrals or a quick Internet search. Many local quick-copy vendors and office supply stores can also meet your printing needs. These shops will usually be more cost-effective for small quantities.

Your local printer or office supply store staff may help you format your piece, insert your contact information, or create a custom outreach product.

Please note that the use of all font files and any photographic materials is restricted to reproduction only.

For inquiries about licensing these elements for other uses, please contact the OVC Response Center at [email protected].

If you would like help customizing this year’s theme artwork, we recommend that you contact a local printing company, which you can find through referrals or a quick Internet search. For the best results, choose a company that uses quality presses, inks, and paper. (See the previous question for recommendations.)

The NCVRW theme design is available for download. Theme artwork images (including logos, bookmarks, and letterhead) are also available in a variety of formats, such as JPG and PDF, that are easy to apply to your campaign materials. Should you want to create your own design using specific elements of the 2024 NCVRW theme design, the Adobe Creative Cloud professional press art files for those designs are included as well. 

The artwork and posters are designed to print at specific dimensions, and scaling them up or altering the width-to-height ratio may distort them. If you are thinking about producing a larger piece, please contact your local printer or office supply store for assistance. For questions about the 2024 NCVRW Resource Guide, please email the OVC Response Center at [email protected].

Date Created: March 21, 2024