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August 2022 Featured Resources

Translated Materials Available to Help Young Survivors of Human Trafficking

Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials are available to help your organization support young survivors of human trafficking. These materials feature characters who explain how the justice system works in a developmentally appropriate way and are intended to be used by affected children and youth, ages 12–18.

Originally available in English, these materials are now offered in the following five languages:

  • African French
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Based on the input of national experts and young trafficking survivors, these graphic novels include excerpts of support from individuals with lived experience and information for readers who might find themselves in similar situations. A companion piece provides information about the rights of a victim or witness and the roles of the people they might meet. A Guide for Parents and Caregivers provides information on how to use the materials.

Access the translated Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials.

2023 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Dates Announced

National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2023 is April 23-29, 2023

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) offers us a chance to honor crime victims and survivors, recognize the professionals and volunteers who provide critical services to victims of crime, and raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and services.

OVC will commemorate NCVRW between April 23–29, 2023.

Building on this past year’s NCVRW events, OVC plans to host a Candlelight Vigil and a second event that elevates victims’ voices and those of the many dedicated professionals and volunteers who advocate on their behalf.

Sign up for OVC’s NCVRW Subscription List to receive notice about planned 2023 NCVRW events, along with information about the release of the 2023 theme, artwork, and Resource Guide.

17th National Indian Nations Conference

17th National Indian Nations Conference

The 17th National Indian Nations Conference will focus on the unique needs of American Indian and Alaska Native crime victims and provide training for victim service providers, law enforcement officials, prosecutors, judges, medical and mental health professionals, social workers, and victim advocates at the Tribal, federal, state, and local levels.

Register today for this event, scheduled for December 6–9, 2022, at the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation in Palm Springs, California.

OVC is also seeking subject matter experts to present at this conference. Review the presentation guidelines and requirements if you are interested in presenting and submit your proposal for consideration by August 30, 2022.

Visit the conference website for more information and contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date Published: August 19, 2022