In her message to the field, Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart states that “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time to renew our commitment to serving all victims of crime, to acknowledge the achievements in victim services and allied professions, to honor those who have gone above and beyond in their service to others, and to remember crime victims and survivors.”
Next year, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be commemorated April 18–24, 2021. The theme OVC Director Hart selected—Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.—emphasizes the importance of leveraging community support to help victims of crime.
During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, we will honor the recipients at the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
If you know an individual, organization, team, or program that you would like to see recognized for their work, submit your nominations for the 2021 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on August 31, 2020. These prestigious awards recognize extraordinary individuals, organizations, teams, and programs that demonstrate outstanding achievements in supporting victims and victim services.
New for 2021 is the Award for First Responders, which honors law enforcement, emergency services, firefighters, and rescue professionals for their extraordinary acts of valor and contributions beyond the call of duty.
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