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National Crime Victims Rights' Week

2020 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)

Every April, OVC leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW. In 2020, NCVRW was observed on April 19–25

The 2020 NCVRW Resource Guide provides a wealth of materials, in both English and Spanish, to educate the public about victims' rights, protections, and services during NCVRW and throughout the year. The online guide includes—

  • guidance on developing your campaign,
  • tips and tools to communicate your message,
  • the 2020 NCVRW Theme Video,
  • web artwork, theme artwork, posters, and more.

Organizations can incorporate these materials into their own online campaigns and other efforts to raise public awareness.

During NCVRW, we recognize the hard work of the crime victims field. This year's NCVRW theme—Seek Justice | Ensure Victims' Rights | Inspire Hope—commemorates the individuals and groups whose advocacy has propelled the victims' rights movement forward for the past half century, inspiring in victims and their loved ones a feeling of hope for progress, justice, and healing.

Sign up for the NCVRW subscription list to receive information about future NCVRW commemorations and nomination periods for the National Crime Victims' Service Awards.

NCVRW Awards and Events

Save the date for the 2020 National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony which will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020. Learn More.

OVC Gallery

Browse the Event Photo Gallery for images on NCVRW events and access free videos, posters, and other awareness materials to promote your event.

Date Created: May 18, 2020