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2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project Supports Trans Survivors

 April 18 – 24, 2021 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a week to promote community awareness of crime victims’ rights and services.

FORGE is grateful for the financial support from the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators (NAVAA) through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

This Community Awareness Project funding has allowed FORGE to send awareness and outreach packets to all sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions, as well as to all LGBTQ+ Community Centers across the country. These packets include trans-specific palm cards, rack cards, and flyers. An order form is also included so providers and community centers can receive additional free trans- and trauma-focused materials to display at their agencies and distribute to trans and non-binary survivors of crime.

We are also engaging trans community members more directly through an Ambassador Program designed to encourage trans community members to connect with others in their network and organizations to share information about trans survivors, as well as trans healing and resilience.