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August 2020 Featured Resources

Getting Ready for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

In 2021, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be commemorated April 18–24. Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart selected the theme—Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.—to emphasize the importance of leveraging community support to help victims of crime.

Watch Director Hart’s announcement to learn more.

Subscribe to the NCVRW Subscription List, or update your contact information, to receive 2021 NCVRW announcements, including the online release of the 2021 NCVRW Resource Guide.

Last Chance to Submit Nominations for the 2021 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

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 this year is the Award for First Responders, which recognizes law enforcement, emergency services, firefighters, and rescue professionals for acts of valor towards crime victims or contributions to the crime victims field beyond the call of duty.

We will honor the recipients at the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Learn more and submit a nomination today.

Improving Responses to Young Victims and Their Families

Through the Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth initiative, the Office for Victims of Crime is supporting demonstration projects in four states to learn what is needed to bring health care, child welfare, justice, and other systems together at a statewide level to coordinate and align efforts to ensure a timely and seamless response to young victims of violence and their families.

View the Linking Systems of Care Toolkit to learn how you can help your community replicate the process of linking systems of care. The Linking Systems of Care Toolkit is designed to guide communities through fundamental decision points from development  and planning to implementation of projects designed to link child-serving systems. In the Toolkit, you will find resources such as samples, templates, and exercises to support your work in this area.

Date Published: August 19, 2020