2016 National Crime Victim Rights Week Video

FORGE is proud to be selected as one of three organizations highlighted in the Office for Victims of Crime’s 2016 National Crime Victim Rights Week video. Also profiled are The Shade Tree and Truckers Against Trafficking. We are grateful that the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) continues to be committed to survivors of all genders and multiple forms of victimization, as well as helping communities and survivors find solutions to reduce crime and minimize the long-term impact of trauma.

Each April, OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which will be observed April 10–16, 2016. This year’s theme —Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.— underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery.

This year’s NCVRW Theme Video highlights how serving victims and building trust restores hope and strengthens communities. The following vibrant array of theme artwork is available for organizations to incorporate into their outreach materials. The full 2016 NCVRW Resource Guide is anticipated to be online in February 2016.

FORGE will be posting more about NCVRW in April, along with many posts about Sexual Assault Awareness Month (throughout April).