Public Education and Awareness Projects
OVC is committed to ensuring that victims' rights are recognized throughout
the criminal and juvenile justice systems and that victims' voices are consistently
heard throughout the Nation. As part of these efforts, OVC supports programs
that generate greater awareness among victims, survivors, and communities about
victims' rights and services. Through initiatives such as National Crime Victims'
Rights Week, OVC hopes to build capacity to promote victims' rights and services
at the local level. Because these initiatives seek to expand awareness of and
compliance with victims' rights, each supports the others in educating the
Nation about victims' issues.
See the box at the right for detailed information about OVC's initiatives
in this area.
OVC steadfastly works to put victims first and make their voices heard. To
promote and increase the public's awareness of victims' needs and to improve
services available to victims, OVC continually fine-tunes its initiatives and
creates new ones that enhance its outreach. We hope our initiatives to reach
the Nation about victims' rights, services, and issues will result in better
and more complete services for all victims of crime.
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