National Crime Victims' Rights Week
April 26th - May 2nd
25 Years of Rebuilding Lives: Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act
Enacted by President Reagan in 1984, the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) created the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) as a funding resource for services that help crime victims cope with the trauma and aftermath of crime. In 1988 through an amendment to VOCA, Congress formally established the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to provide leadership to the Fund.
OVC funds the creation and distribution of a resource kit that includes everything you need to host and promote National Crime Victims' Rights Week in your community. This year's kit features tips for working with the media, customizable public awareness materials, color camera-ready artwork, a theme DVD, and more.
For more information on National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2009, please visit the Office for Victims of Crime.