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It’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW)!

In his NCVRW proclamation, President Biden states “As a Nation, let us all work together to stop crimes before they happen and to give victims the support they need to restore a sense of trust and safety and to move toward healing and justice.”

Read this year’s NCVRW Presidential Proclamation to learn about the federal government’s efforts to deliver true justice by providing all victims with the support they need.

OVC Director Kristina Rose opened the week with a commemorative message to victim service providers and allied professionals recognizing the progress of the crime victims’ rights movement.  

Join OVC and communities across the Nation in honoring crime victims and the many dedicated professionals and volunteers who advocate for and support them. View the 2022 NCVRW Theme Video to learn more about this year’s theme—Rights, access, equity, for all victims—and the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice.

Use the 2022 NCVRW Resource Guide to raise awareness about victims' rights, protections, and services this week and throughout the year.

Participate in NCVRW commemorative events, including the following OVC-hosted events:

2022 NCVRW Candlelight Vigil

Join OVC for a tribute to victims of crime and the many dedicated professionals and volunteers who advocate on their behalf.

2022 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

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

Register for the Events

Space is limited at both events. Like OVC’s Facebook page to receive notifications about livestream options. 

Date Published: April 25, 2022