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2023 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) Resource Guide

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Date Published
April 2023

This resource guide provides a variety of outreach tools and sample materials to help people develop and implement a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week campaign, along with other public awareness campaigns throughout the year.


This web-based resource guide provides six tabs encompassing a variety of tools and sample materials for implementing the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) campaign, including sample materials for traditional and social media, a history of the crime victims’ rights movement, and original artwork to unite the national effort. The NCVRW campaign aims to engage survivors, inform policy and practice, and effect change. Introductory materials include a Resource Guide Overview, and a Frequently Asked Questions document; the Events page lists relevant community awareness events, resource fairs, vigils and other events hosted across the U.S. by local service providers and allied professionals. Other pages include: Developing Your Campaign, which includes documents with presentation tips, sample PowerPoint templates, ideas for special events and about how to expand outreach through partnerships; Communicating Your Message, which provides sample press releases and social media posts in English and Spanish, tips on crafting a media plan, and how to work with reporters; Landmarks, which provides a historical overview outlining the progress of the crime victims’ rights movement from 1965 through present day; Artwork, which provides themed posters, and images for social media or other web-based efforts; Theme Videos, which provides YouTube videos for public awareness use and training events; and Additional Resources, which features sources for current information and training on crime victim issues.