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.
Save the date for NCVRW 2022, which 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 victim rights,
- expanding access to services, and
- ensuring equity and inclusion for all.
Sign up for the NCVRW subscription list to receive information about future NCVRW commemorations and information about the National Crime Victims' Service Awards.
Prior to NCVRW 2022, OVC will release a Resource Guide with materials to help you plan your public awareness campaign. We encourage you to access the 2021 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.
Funding Opportunity: 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects
Apply for funding to raise public awareness of victims’ rights and services in your community during NCVRW. Applications are due by Friday, November 12, 2021, 11:59 p.m. eastern time.
Learn more and apply on the Community Awareness Projects website.
Browse the Event Photo Gallery for images of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week events and access free videos, posters, and other awareness materials to promote your event.