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It’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week


April 18–24 marks the 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). In his proclamation, President Biden states "every crime victim deserves justice and the assurance that their safety, wellbeing, and welfare will be protected. We must work together to prevent crimes and ensure that all victims have a place to turn, and the support they need to recover."

Join OVC and communities across the Nation in honoring victims and the professionals who support them. View the 2021 NCVRW Theme Video to learn more about this year’s theme—Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities—and the important roles trust and community support play in helping victims of crime.

Use the 2021 NCVRW Resource Guide to inspire your community and raise awareness about victims' rights, protections, and services this week and throughout the year.

Explore the 2021 NCVRW Resource Guide


National Crime VictimsService Awards Ceremony

As part of our NCVRW commemoration, OVC will honor individuals, teams, and organizations for their vision, action, and leadership on behalf of crime victims during a virtual awards ceremony.

Watch a short video to learn about these prestigious awards.

The National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. eastern time. Join us to hear from inspiring featured speakers and to learn more about the 2021 award recipients.

Register to watch the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony.

The ceremony will also be broadcast over Facebook Live. Like OVC’s Facebook page to receive notification when the ceremony begins.

Date Created: April 16, 2021