National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. In his proclamation, President Biden states “we recommit ourselves to doing all we can to stop these preventable crashes and remember those who lost their lives as a result of impaired driving.”
To help raise awareness, we highlight the OVC-funded National Sheriffs’ Association video, DUI Crashes: Real Crimes, Real Victims. This video urges law enforcement to respond to and interact with DUI crash victims in a victim-centered way, with all the referrals, support, and resources due to victims of a violent crime.
The video describes the importance of clearly communicating to DUI victims that services are available to them, including crime victim compensation accessible in every state through the Crime Victims Fund.
The OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center’s Victim Assistance Training Online offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge they need to more effectively assist victims of crime. This free, self-paced training offers modules on Impaired Driving and Victims with Substance Abuse Issues.
Discover additional information and resources on the Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Drunk Driving websites.
New Board Member Orientation for Victim Service Organizations Online Training
A board of directors provides strategic governance and planning that supports the vision, mission, and bottom line of nonprofits. While there are several common features of board membership across nonprofit organizations, there are some unique aspects for board members at victim service organizations.
The OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center recently launched the New Board Member Orientation for Victim Service Organizations online training.
This self-paced, 1-hour training welcomes and orients new board members to their roles and responsibilities in victim assistance organizations.
Combined with onboarding processes, this online training will prepare new board members to govern with care and excellence.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Artwork Now Available Online
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) will be commemorated April 24–30, 2022. This year’s theme—Rights, access, equity, for all victims.—underscores the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by—
- enforcing victims' rights,
- expanding access to services, and
- ensuring equity and inclusion for all.
In preparation for April 2022, we are pleased to announce the online release of the 2022 NCVRW Theme Artwork.
Use the 2022 NCVRW Theme Artwork, available in English and Spanish, to help your organization raise awareness about crime victims’ rights and services. Select artwork provides space for you to add your local contact information.
Discover web, social, and theme artwork, along with the 2022 theme poster.
Sign up or update your preferences for the NCVRW subscription list by Wednesday, December 29, 2021, to receive a complimentary print copy of this year's Theme and Awareness Poster Kit.