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2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide

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Date Published
January 2015
182 pages
This guide includes educational content, campaign materials, artwork, and a theme video designed to help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victim issues.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) of the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Center for Victims of Crime are pleased to present the 2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide. With a practical and visually striking array of promotional items and outreach products, how-to's, sample communications tools, updated statistics, and more, this year's Resource Guide can help inform, brand, and promote outreach efforts during National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) and throughout the year. OVC encourages the use and distribution of these resources in work on behalf of crime victims. The Resource Guide contains: 1) a Theme Poster; 2) a Resource Guide Artwork Folder, including a smaller theme poster, theme artwork, and public awareness posters in English and Spanish; 3) the NCVRW Theme DVD, which highlights the importance of building partnerships with community leaders and organizations to better address all victims' needs and enhance our ability to serve them; and 4) the Resource Guide CD-ROM, containing all 2015 NCVRW Resource Guide content, including the theme artwork in three electronic formats (JPEG, fillable PDF, and Adobe Creative Suite files) in both color and black and white. Contents are broken down into seven sections: Section 1 - Resource Guide Overview; Section 2 - Developing Your Campaign: Partnerships & Strategies (including updated PowerPoint slide artwork); Section 3 - About the Resource Guide Artwork (with a tutorial on making your own QR code); Section 4 - Communicating Your Message: Media Tips & Tools (including basics on how to create a social media campaign and a primer on working with the media); Section 5 - Landmarks in Victims' Rights and Services; Section 6 - Statistical Overviews (with reader-friendly charts); and Section 7 - Additional Resources.

Date Published: January 1, 2015