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National Crime Victims' Rights Week


Logo for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 23-29, 2023. This year's theme is Survivor Voices: Elevate-Engage-Effect-Change


Since 1981, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) has challenged the nation to confront and remove barriers to achieving justice for all victims of crime. During NCVRW, we celebrate the accomplishments of the victims’ rights movement and reflect on how far we have come.

Every April, the United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW.

The 2023 theme - Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change. - calls upon communities to amplify the voices of survivors and commit to creating an environment where survivors have the confidence that they will be heard, believed, and supported.

This resource page includes 2023 NCVRW theme artwork and a sample proclamation to help organizations raise awareness about victims’ rights and services:

Crime Victim Resources:

Behavioral Health Services
West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health

Child Advocacy Centers/Child Forensic Interview
West Virginia Child Advocacy Network

Child Protective Services/Social Services
West Virginia Department and Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families

Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Faith Organizations
West Virginia Council of Churches

Rape Crisis Centers/SANE & SART Programs
West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information & Services

West Virginia Fusion Center

West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney’s Institute

State Missing Persons/Child Clearinghouse
West Virginia State Police

Substance Abuse Treatment

West Virginia Children’s Justice Task Force

West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Program

West Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force (online tip reporting) (email tip)
888.373.7888 (toll-free National Human Trafficking Hotline)
Text 233733 (BEFREE) 


National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resources

Mark Your Calendar

Operation Reach Out is sponsored by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia in coordination with a wide range of partners and will hold the 2023 Annual Victim Assistance Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 10 a.m. at the West Virginia State Capitol.


Updated May 3, 2023