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We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2018

The National Center for Victims of Crime has once again partnered with the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, to produce the 2018 NCVRW Resource Guide, a free set of user-friendly media tools, crime awareness posters, information, and practical ideas on how to involve your community in outreach for victims’ rights and services.

Visit OVC's official National Crime Victims' Rights Week site for additional announcements, ordering information, and to sign up to be on OVC's NCVRW free mailing list.

2018 NCVRW Theme PosterExpand the Circle, Reach All Victims.

April 8-14, 2018


Introductory Materials

Hear from program directors and explore this year's guide. Questions about usage rights or other technical matters? Check our FAQ.

Section 1: Resource Guide Overview
A brief overview of this year's guide.

Section 2: Developing Your Campaign: Partnerships & Strategies
Explore creative partnerships, public speaking best practices, and other ways to maximize outreach to your local community.

Section 3: How to Use the Resource Guide Artwork
Improve your use of the Resource Guide artwork with these technical specs and tips.

Section 4: Communicating Your Message: Media Tips & Tools
From proclamations to PSAs and status updates, this section is chock full of sample products and how-to tips to save you time and help coordinate your efforts with others across the country.

Section 5: Landmarks in Victims' Rights & Services
Use this history of the crime victims' rights movement to inform your speeches, inspire your colleagues, and remind yourself of how far we've come as a nation.

Section 6: Statistical Overviews
Culled from the most recent and rigorous studies, these statistics help convey the scope of crime and victimization in this country. Brief overviews of 18 different topics are included.

Section 7: Additional Resources
Want more information about other programs and allies in the field? Peruse this listing for networking or partnership opportunities.