Being a victim of crime and navigating the criminal justice system can be a frightening and confusing experience. But with funding authorized under the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, and through the dedicated efforts of advocates, lawmakers, and victim service providers, there is an extensive range of services and resources available to help victims heal and obtain justice.
Numerous government agencies and private nonprofit, faith-based, and charitable organizations throughout the country have programs that provide services to crime victims. Visit our Help for Victims microsite to learn more
Additionally, every U.S. state, the Federal Government, and many tribal jurisdictions have basic statutory rights and protections for victims of crime.
The following resources provide information on rights and services for victims of crime.
If you are experiencing problems with a State Victim Notification Everyday (VINE) system, please contact the State organization responsible for the system. To locate the appropriate contact, visit the VINELink site and select your state from the map.
Ribbons for NCVRW are not available to order from OVC. Please visit the NCVRW section of our website to view the theme colors. These color codes may be helpful when ordering ribbons from an arts and crafts distributor.
The 2021 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide has not been released yet. Visit the NCVRW section of our website to view this year's theme poster and color guide.