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National Center for Victims of Crime Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 21, 2015
Contact: Tara Ballesteros  tballesteros@ncvc.org – 202-467-8743

Washington, DC -- The National Center for Victims of Crime joins others around the country in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19-25.  This year’s theme—Engaging Communities.  Empowering Victims.—presents the opportunity to highlight the diversity of our communities, expand partnerships to serve victims of crime, enhance efforts to meet victims where they are, and empower crime victims as they pursue justice and recovery. 

The National Center for Victims of Crime partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime for the eighth consecutive year to produce the 2015 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide.  The Resource Guide is a practical and visually striking array of promotional items and outreach products, how-to’s, sample communications, statistical overviews, resource listings for crime victims, posters and other awareness materials for victim service providers, allied professionals and others to use this week and throughout the year. 

“Our mission is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.  This commitment involves partners in every community working together to empower victims to direct their own recovery,” commented Mai Fernandez, Executive Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime.  “The Resource Guide provides high-quality, customizable materials for use in the victim field.”

Along with thousands of local events throughout the country, this week’s commemoration activities include the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony held in Washington, D.C. and organized by the Office for Victims of Crime to recognize individuals and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding service in supporting crime victims and victim services. To view the Awards Ceremony live on Tuesday, April 21, at 2pm please visit OVC's YouTube channel

Visit www.ovc.gov/ncvrw2015  to access the entire 2015 Resource Guide in both English and Spanish.

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The National Center for Victims of Crime, established in 1985, is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. For more than 25 years, the National Center has led this nation’s struggle to provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives.