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July 2024 Featured Resources

Now Accepting Nominations for the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Honor Those Who Service Victims of Crime: National Crime Victims' Service Awards | Submit Your Nominations by August 1, 2024

The 2025 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards nomination period is open!

Each year, OVC recognizes individuals, teams, programs, and organizations that demonstrate outstanding achievements or extraordinary acts in support of victims and survivors and expand access to justice across all communities.

This year features a newly redesigned submission form with updated instructions to guide you through the process.

This year’s award categories are—

This is your opportunity to recognize extraordinary individuals who go above and beyond every day to support victims and survivors and make vital contributions to the victim services field and allied professions.

All nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Thursday, August 1, 2024. 

Submit Your Nominations

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: 30 July

This year’s theme for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime World Day Against Trafficking in Persons  is “Leave No Child Behind in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.” This global campaign recognized on July 30, 2024, is a call for action to protect vulnerable groups from exploitation and support child victims of trafficking. 

OVC manages the largest amount of funding across the Federal Government dedicated to providing services to victims of labor and sex trafficking. OVC strengthens the victim service response to human trafficking through grant funding, training and technical assistance, and leadership in the field. 

In support of this campaign to combat child trafficking, OVC shares the following resources to ensure that all victims of human trafficking have access to services.

Newly Updated: OVC’s Anti-Trafficking Efforts Commemoration Guide

OVC’s updated Collaboration, Transformation, and Impact: OVC’s Anti-Trafficking Efforts Commemoration Guide provides outreach tools and sample materials, with a focus on child labor trafficking, to help your organization develop and carry out its own anti-labor trafficking awareness campaign.

View the guide and access the awareness materials on child labor trafficking.

United Against Labor Trafficking: Spotlight on Organizations Leading the Charge

As the largest federal funder of victim services for survivors of human trafficking, OVC has worked across government and with the anti-trafficking field for over 20 years.

Learn about the work of six OVC-funded programs working to address child labor trafficking in an Office of Justice Programs blog.

Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials on Human Trafficking

This set of graphic novels empower young trafficking survivors, ages 12–18, to make their voices heard and advocate for themselves. These resources help youth understand the justice system, their rights, and the roles of different practitioners they may encounter.

Each graphic novel is available in multiple languages and three English audiobook versions of these novels are available. View and listen to the materials.

Developing Standards of Care for Anti-Trafficking Service Providers

Learn about efforts to develop standards of care for anti-trafficking service providers to promote uniform service standards that will ensure consistent quality of care and reduce potential harm to trafficking survivors.

Human Trafficking Task Force Protocol Development Training Video Series

The multidisciplinary trafficking task force model has demonstrated progress in fighting sex and labor trafficking and assisting survivors. Watch a three-part video series that aims to help anti-trafficking task forces understand the steps to successfully develop anti-human trafficking task force protocols. 

Additional Resources

Find additional resources and training and technical assistance opportunities on the Human Trafficking section of our website.

Save the Date: 2025 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: April 6–12, 2025

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) has challenged the Nation to confront and remove barriers to achieving justice for all victims of crime. During NCVRW, we celebrate the accomplishments of the victims’ rights movement and reflect on how far we have come.

Every April, OVC leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW. In 2025, we will observe NCVRW April 6–12.

Until the release of 2025 NCVRW materials, we encourage you to access the 2024 NCVRW Resource Guide, which provides a wealth of materials, in both English and Spanish, to educate the public about victims' rights, protections, and services throughout the year. The guide contains ideas on how to keep raising awareness of victims’ rights throughout the year.

These 2024 NCVRW materials were created by the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from OVC.

Sign up for the NCVRW Subscription List to receive important updates about NCVRW, including the release of the 2025 Resource Guide materials.

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Date Published: July 1, 2024