Sample Public Service Announcements
:60 Seconds: April 22 to 28 is National Crime Victims' Rights Weeka time for our nation to reflect upon the hurt and devastation that violence causes to individuals and communities; a time to recommit our support and services to people who have been hurt by crime; and a time to honor crime victims and those who serve them. This year, crime will touch nearly 29 million people in America, and the domino effect can be shocking. Crime touches individuals, neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and communities as a whole; and crime victims endure physical, emotional, and financial losses that can significantly alter their lives.
Here in [your community] and across [your state], help and hope are available. There are many laws that protect victims, provide them with opportunities to actively participate in our criminal and juvenile justice systems, and hold offenders accountable for the harm they have caused. If you have been hurt by crime, we can help; there are rights and services available that can help you regain control over your life. If you are concerned about violence and its impact on [your community], now is a good time to get involved. Join us during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, and throughout the year, in providing support and services to victims of crime. Join us in making our community a safer place for us all. Together, we can "reach for the stars" of safety and justice. For information about victim assistance or volunteer opportunities, please call [agency] at [area code/telephone number], or visit our Web site at [Web site address].
:30 Seconds: Male and female, young and old, rural and urban, and every culture and economic status imaginable. These are the faces of victimization in America. These are our family members, neighbors, friends, and coworkers who may be hurt by crime and in need of assistance.
This is National Crime Victims' Rights WeekApril 22 to 28. If you or someone you know is a victim of crime, help and hope are available in [your community]. There are services to help you understand your rights and feel safe and supported as you deal with the effects of victimization. And if you want to make a positive difference in making [your community] safer and helping those who have been hurt by crime, now is a good time to get involved! Remember, you can get help or help out. For information about services for crime victims or volunteer opportunities, please call [agency] at [area code/telephone number], or visit our Web site at [Web site address].
:15 Seconds: If you are a victim of crime, you have rights and services available to help you. It's National Crime Victims' Rights Week. This week and throughout the year, you can call us to get help or give help. Pick up the phoneyou'll be glad you did. Call us at [area code/telephone number) for more information about crime victim services in [your community].