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National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)

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Meet the 2020 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Recipients

The Office for Victims of Crime annually recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims.

The 2020 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards recipients were selected from nominations in a variety of categories for their vision, action, and leadership in seeking justice, ensuring victims’ rights, and inspiring hope.

2020 NCVRW Theme Video Clip

April 2020

The theme for 2020 National Crime Victims Rights' Week is Seek Justice | Ensure Victims' Rights | Inspire Hope. This year's theme 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.

2020 NCVRW Theme Video

April 2020

The theme for 2020 National Crime Victims Rights' Week is Seek Justice | Ensure Victims' Rights | Inspire Hope. This year's theme 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.

2020 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Message from the OVC Director

Dear Colleague,

Each April, we pause to celebrate the many advances in crime victim support in our nation: victim engagement in the criminal justice system, increasing availability of services, and recognition of rights for all victims and survivors. We also seek to ensure justice for those victims whose voices have yet to be heard.

2013 NCVRW Theme Video

February 2013

This video honoring crime victims and victim service professionals can be used to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) public awareness and educational activities or to motivate local media to cover NCVRW events and topics. Visit the NCVRW site for more information.

2014 NCVRW Theme Video

February 2014

This video commemorating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Victims of Crime Act can be used to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) public awareness and educational activities or to motivate local media to cover NCVRW events and topics. Visit the NCVRW site for more information.

2015 NCVRW Theme Video

January 2015

This 2015 NCVRW theme video, “Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims," honors crime victims and victim service professionals and can be used to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) public awareness and educational activities or to motivate local media to cover NCVRW events and topics. Visit the NCVRW site for more information.

2016 NCVRW Theme Video

December 2015

This year’s theme video highlights how serving victims and building trust restores hope and strengthens communities. The theme video can be used to kick off National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) public awareness and educational activities or to motivate local media to cover NCVRW events and topics. Visit the NCVRW site for more information.

2018 NCVRW Theme Video

March 2018

The 2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme Video emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services and addresses how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support, and how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims. Visit the NCVRW site for more information.

2019 NCVRW Theme Video Clip

March 2019

The 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme Video Clip celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed. The video offers English and Spanish subtitles. Visit www.ovc.gov/ncvrw to learn more about NCVRW.

2019 NCVRW Theme Video

March 2019

The 2019 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Theme Video celebrates the progress made by those before us as we look to a future of crime victim services that is even more inclusive, accessible, and trauma-informed. The video offers English and Spanish subtitles. Visit www.ovc.gov/ncvrw to learn more about NCVRW.