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National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW)

2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Color Palette and Theme Poster

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be commemorated April 18–24, 2021 and the theme—Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.—emphasizes the importance of leveraging community support to help victims of crime.

In preparation for April 2021, we are pleased to announce the online release of the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week color palette and Theme Poster.

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.