Office of Victims of Crime National Crime Victims' Rights Week: April 23-29, 2006 Victims' Rights: Strength in Unity
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Creative 2005 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Victim and Community Awareness Activities

Each year, local jurisdictions throughout the United States celebrate National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) by hosting public events to help raise awareness about victims' rights and services. In 2005, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) competitively selected 67 jurisdictions to receive financial support for partial reimbursement of expenses incurred in promoting awareness among victims and community members about victims' rights and services during NCVRW. Applicants were selected based on how they planned to collaborate with a variety of agencies and service providers to host public events or partner with the news media to educate the public about the rights and services available to all types of crime victims.

Examples of some of the activities and events supported in part by OVC are highlighted below. These creative initiatives can be easily adapted to different jurisdictions, as well as to the 2006 NCVRW theme, "Victims' Rights: Strength in Unity." Request more detailed information about each of these NCVRW projects from OVC by visiting

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