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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

View 2023 NCVRW Theme Artwork & Sample Proclamation

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 23–29, 2023

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. We will observe the 2023 NCVRW between April 23–29.

The 2023 theme—Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.—calls upon communities to amplify the voices of survivors and commit to creating an environment where survivors have the confidence that they will be heard, believed, and supported.

Use the 2023 NCVRW theme artwork and sample proclamation to help your organization raise awareness about victims’ rights and services.

2023 NCVRW Theme Colors

This year’s theme colors are blue, green, and purple. Use these colors in your awareness materials to draw attention to your community’s observance.

2023 NCVRW Web, Social, and Theme Artwork

Use this year’s artwork, available in English and Spanish, to—

  • create or enhance your outreach efforts,
  • increase your visibility in your community,
  • promote valuable resources for victims of crime, and
  • engage in a dialogue with community members.

Select artwork allows space for you to add your organization’s contact information.

2023 NCVRW Sample Proclamation

NCVRW ceremonies often include proclamations from public officials to inspire the community, raise awareness of victims’ rights, and address unmet needs.

Download and share the 2023 NCVRW sample proclamation to increase the likelihood that one will be issued in your community.

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Until the release of the complete 2023 NCVRW Resource Guide, we encourage you to access the 2022 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.

These 2023 National Crime Victims' Rights Week materials were created by the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from OVC.

Date Modified: March 10, 2023
Date Created: May 18, 2020