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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

View the 2022 NCVRW Resource Guide

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 24–30, 2022

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.

This year NCVRW will be observed April 24–30. The 2022 NCVRW theme is Rights, access, equity, for all victims. The theme 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.

The 2022 NCVRW Resource Guide is now available to help you raise awareness about victims’ rights, protections, and services in the months leading up to NCVRW, during NCVRW, and throughout the year.

View the Resource Guide

2022 NCVRW Resource Guide

The 2022 NCVRW Resource Guide is now available online. Use the tools, artwork, and information in this year’s guide to raise awareness about crime victims’ rights, protections, and services during NCVRW, April 24–30, and throughout the year.

2022 NCVRW Theme Colors

The 2022 NCVRW theme colors are blue, green, and orange. Use these theme colors in your awareness materials to draw attention to your community’s observance.

Date Created: May 18, 2020