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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18–24, 2021

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time to renew our commitment to serving all victims of crime, to acknowledge the achievements in victim services and allied professions, to honor those who have gone above and beyond in their service to others, and to remember crime victims and survivors.

Every April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

Save the date for the 2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which will be observed April 18–24. OVC Director Hart selected a theme—Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.—that emphasizes the importance of leveraging community support to help victims of crime.

Apply for funding to raise public awareness of victims’ rights and services in your community during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Learn more and apply on the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects website.

Sign up for the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week subscription list to receive information about future National Crime Victims' Rights Week commemorations and information about the National Crime Victims' Service Awards.

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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.

Date Created: May 18, 2020