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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, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW. We will observe NCVRW April 21–27, 2024, with the theme— How would you help?  Options, services, and hope for crime survivors.

The 2024 theme asks all of us—friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues, community leaders, victim service providers, criminal justice practitioners, and health professionals—how we can help crime victims. Are you prepared if someone confides in you about a victimization? Is your organization victim-centered and trauma-informed? Are you familiar with the services available in your community?

This year’s theme is a call-to-action for us all to create safe environments for crime victims to share what happened to them. By doing so, we’re able to offer support, options for life-saving services, and, most importantly, hope.

Join OVC and victim service providers, allied professionals, and community members throughout the Nation as, together, we commemorate NCVRW.

For more information go to https://ovc.ojp.gov/program/national-crime-victims-rights-week/overview  

The 2024 NCVRW materials were created by the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from OVC.

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