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2024 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide

Overview

The 2024 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide artwork is now available online to help your organization plan its public awareness activities in advance of, and during, NCVRW.

NCVRW will be commemorated April 21–27, 2024. 

Use the official 2024 NCVRW artwork to help inspire your community and raise awareness of victims’ rights. The 2024 NCVRW theme is—

How would you help?

Options, services, and hope for crime survivors.

The 2024 theme asks all of us—friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues, community leaders, victim service providers, criminal justice practitioners, and health professionals—how we can help crime victims. Are you prepared if someone confides in you about a victimization? Is your organization victim-centered and trauma-informed? Are you familiar with the services available in your community?

Join OVC during NCVRW 2024 as we commit to creating safe environments for crime victims to share what happened to them. By doing so, we’re able to offer support, options for life-saving services, and, most importantly, hope.

Update your preferences or sign up for the NCVRW subscription list to receive important email updates, including the online release of the complete 2024 NCVRW Resource Guide.

NCVRW Candlelight Vigil

Join OVC for the 2024 NCVRW Candlelight Vigil as we pay tribute to victims of crime and the many dedicated professionals and volunteers who advocate on their behalf.

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., eastern time
Location: Washington, D.C. – National Mall (Panel closest to the Capitol Building between 3rd and 4th Streets NW)

National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

During this ceremony, OVC will recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate extraordinary acts of service on behalf of crime victims and outstanding work in victim services. 

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., eastern time
Location: Washington, D.C. – National Mall (Panel closest to the Capitol Building between 3rd and 4th Streets NW)

Register for the Events

Additional NCVRW Community Events

Visit our Events page to find NCVRW community awareness events, resource fairs, vigils, and other events across the Nation hosted by local service providers and allied professionals. 

We also invite you to add your own event to our Events page. Your submission will be reviewed and, if approved, posted on the web for public view.

The 2024 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week materials were created by the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from OVC.

Date Created: January 8, 2024