Each April since 1981, the Office of Victims of Crime has helped to mobilize communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by advancing victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.
This year’s theme was—“New Challenges, New Solutions”—to bring attention to the enduring and emerging challenges faced in the 21st century for victims and their supporters. According to the Office for Victims of Crime, 50% of violent crimes go unreported, and “only a fraction of victims receive the help they need.”
The 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide is available as a free download. The National Crime Victims' Rights Week is a joint effort of the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Center for Victims of Crime.
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