Overview of the Resource Guide
Welcome to the 2004 National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Resource Guide, published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office
for Victims of Crime, in conjunction with Justice Solutions. The
Resource Guide is a core component of OVC's new National
Victim and Public Awareness Strategy that is designed to increase
opportunities for awareness about victims' rights and services
nationwide. National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) will
be observed April 18-24, 2004.
This year marks the 24th anniversary of the official commemoration
of NCVRW, celebrated nationwide by crime victims, survivors, and
those who serve them. It is also the 20th anniversary of the passage
of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), which in 1984 established the
Crime Victims Fund to provide support for victim services through
fines and fees levied against Federal offenders.
The theme for 2004 NCVRW is "Victims' Rights: America's
Values." This year's text resources and graphic artwork
are designed to illustrate our shared values: dignity and compassion
for victims, safety for individuals and communities, and support
for victims' rights and services from everyone who is in
a position to assist victims and survivors of crime. This year's
theme colors are Pantone 471 and white. When printing, use Pantone
471 and screen tints of black.
As always, your Resource Guide includes: public education and
community awareness materials; information about electronic resources
available from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service
and Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center; a comprehensive
web site listing; resources to engage the news media in promoting
NCVRW; resources to maximize communication and public awareness;
statistical overviews that address 20 topics relevant to crime
and victimization; a listing of toll-free numbers for victim assistance;
and camera-ready artwork for print public service announcements,
bookmarks, buttons, ribbon cards, bumper stickers, a cover page
for NCVRW-related documents, and the 2004 NCVRW letterhead.
New additions to this year's Guide include:
an introductory theme DVD that illustrates "Victims' Rights:
America's Values" and highlights victims' rights
and services; a CD with electronic versions of camera-ready
artwork; a crime
stats sheet highlighting a timeline of victimization;
a summary of OVC's many accomplishments;
guidelines for how to sponsor a student poster and essay contest;
and a summary of the impact of the Crime Victims Fund on the
fields of victim assistance and criminal and juvenile justice
past two decades.
This Guide is designed to help victim service providers and allied
professionals plan and implement public awareness activities to
commemorate 2004 NCVRW, and to promote victims' rights and
services throughout the year. Please take a few moments to review
the following outline of the Resource Guide.
1. OVERVIEW OF RESOURCE GUIDE
On each section's cover page, you will find detailed information
about the specific content and suggested uses. These tips provide
helpful ideas for utilizing these valuable resources to ensure
the most effective commemoration of 2004 National Crime Victims' Rights
2. MAXIMIZING COMMUNICATION AND AWARENESS
3. CAMERA-READY ARTWORK
4. WORKING WITH THE MEDIA
5. LANDMARKS IN VICTIMS' RIGHTS AND SERVICES
6. STATISTICAL OVERVIEWS AND RESOURCES
INTRODUCTORY THEME DVD
This exciting new addition will help you illustrate this year's
theme, highlighting our shared values that encompass victims' rights
and services. Use it to kick off your awareness events, awards
ceremonies, training conferences, and other outreach efforts during
NCVRW and throughout the year.
The CD contains electronic versions of all the camera-ready materials.
You can have your printer create the artwork as is, or customize
it with your organization's information.
FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION POSTER
The Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to offer a graphically
designed, two-color, 22'' x 28'' theme poster to enhance your public
education efforts during National Crime Victims' Rights Week
and throughout the year. You will automatically receive one copy.
To receive a limited number of additional copies, please contact
the Office for
Victims of Crime Resource Center at 800-851-3420.
|National Crime Victims' Rights
Week: Victims' Rights: America's Values
||April 1824, 2004