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

Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) 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 leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW. The 40th anniversary of NCVRW was observed April 18–24, 2021.

The 2021 theme—Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.—emphasizes the importance of leveraging community support to help victims of crime.

2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide

OVC is pleased to announce the online release of the 2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide.

This year’s guide contains a wealth of materials, in both English and Spanish, to educate the public about victims’ rights, protections, and services for NCVRW and throughout the year. The guide includes the following tools and information to help you plan and implement your online campaign, events, and other efforts to raise public awareness—

  • guidance on developing your campaign;
  • tips and tools to communicate your message; and
  • web and social media artwork, theme artwork, awareness posters, and more.

View the 2021 NCVRW Resource Guide

2021 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Recipients

The National Crime Victims’ Service Awards recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims.

Visit the OVC Gallery to learn about this year’s recipients.

OVC Gallery

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