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 will be observed April 18–24, 2021.
Office for Victims of Crime Director Hart selected a theme—Support Victims. Build Trust. Engage Communities.—that emphasizes the importance of leveraging community support to help victims of crime.
Now Online: 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.
2021 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony
This year, the 2021 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on April 23, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. eastern time.
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.