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PSAs & NCVRW Theme Videos

These public service announcements and theme videos are part of the Office for Victims of Crime’s (OVC’s) efforts to raise public awareness on crime victims' rights and issues. OVC also helps the Nation observe National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) each April. Campaign efforts include—

NCVRW Theme Videos and PSAs

Developed to help commemorate NCVRW, these theme videos and PSAs can be used any time of the year to help raise awareness about victims' rights.

Additional campaign materials are also available for free from the 2015 Resource Guide online.

2015 NCVRW Theme DVD

Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims is a powerful public awareness tool that highlights the importance of building partnerships with community leaders and organizations to better address all victims' needs and enhance our ability to serve them.

OVC encourages organizations to use this 6-minute video throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. View more tips for using the theme DVD.

2015 NCVRW Theme DVD
2014 NCVRW PSA "Human Trafficking"

This 1-minute television PSA is intended to raise awareness of human trafficking. OVC encourages organizations to use this PSA throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. View more tips for using the PSA.

Additional campaign materials are also available for free from the 2014 Resource Guide online.

2013 NCVRW Theme DVD
2014 NCVRW Theme DVD

30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice. Highlights progress made since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act in 1984 that makes victim services and rights more open, inclusive, and flexible. OVC encourages organizations to use this 5-minute video throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. View more tips for using the theme DVD.

Additional campaign materials are also available for free from the 2014 Resource Guide online.

2014 NCVRW Theme DVD
2013 NCVRW Theme DVD

New Challenges. New Solutions. echoes the mission of OVC’s strategic initiative, Vision 21 which reflects a new strategy to transform victim services in the 21st century.

OVC encourages organizations to use this 5-minute video throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. View more tips for using the theme DVD.

Additional campaign materials are also available for free from the 2013 Resource Guide online as well as from the OVC Gallery, which houses current posters and web banners.

2013 NCVRW Theme DVD
2013 NCVRW PSA "Child Sexual Abuse"

This 30-second PSA on child sexual abuse is one of three PSAs produced with funding from Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice, as part of the 2013 National Crime Victims Rights Week Resource Guide. The PSA is available in different formats: Windows Media, QuickTime, and as an mp4.

OVC encourages organizations to use this PSA throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. View more tips for using the theme DVD.

Additional campaign materials are also available for free from the 2013 Resource Guide online as well as from the OVC Gallery, which houses current posters and web banners.
2013 NCVRW PSA "Child Sexual Abuse"
2013 NCVRW PSA "Sold for Sex"

This 30-second PSA on human trafficking is one of three PSAs produced with funding from Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice, as part of the 2013 National Crime Victims Rights Week Resource Guide. The PSA is available in different formats: Windows Media, QuickTime, and as an mp4.

OVC encourages organizations to use this PSA throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. View more tips for using the theme DVD.

Additional campaign materials are also available for free from the 2013 Resource Guide online as well as from the OVC Gallery, which houses current posters and web banners.
2013 NCVRW PSA "Sold for Sex"
2013 NCVRW PSA "Protecting Elders From Financial Exploitation"

This 30-second PSA on elder financial exploitation is one of three PSAs produced with funding from Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice, as part of the 2013 National Crime Victims Rights Week Resource Guide. The PSA is available in different formats: Windows Media, QuickTime, and as an mp4.

OVC encourages organizations to use this PSA throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. View more tips for using the theme DVD.

Additional campaign materials are also available for free from the 2013 Resource Guide online as well as from the OVC Gallery, which houses current posters and web banners.
2013 NCVRW PSA "Protecting Elders From Financial Exploitation"
2012 NCVRW Theme DVD "Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim"

Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim is a call to action to revisit, revive, and expand the vision of the crime victims' movement to reach all victims, including victims of new crime types resulting from changes in technology, globalization, and demographics in our society. This high-quality-5-minute theme video was produced with from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice, as part of the 2012 National Crime Victims Rights Week Resource Guide.

OVC encourages organizations to use this introductory theme DVD throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. View more tips for using the theme DVD.

Additional campaign materials are also available for free from the 2012 Resource Guide online as well as from the OVC Gallery, which houses current posters and web banners.
2012 NCVRW Theme DVD
2011 NCVRW Theme PSA "Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past"

Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past pays tribute to the millions of crime victims over the decades and honors the victim service community. Attention is drawn to the future of crime victim services and the changing face of crime. This high-quality-6-minute theme video was produced with from the Office for Victims of Crime at the U.S. Department of Justice, as part of the 2011 National Crime Victims Rights Week Resource Guide.

OVC encourages organizations to use this PSA throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime. Additional campaign materials are also available for free from the 2011 Resource Guide online as well as from the OVC Gallery, which houses current posters and web banners.

2011 NCVRW Theme PSA "Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past"
2010 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "Crime Victims’ Rights:
Fairness. Dignity. Respect."

Crime Victims’ Rights: Fairness. Dignity. Respect.” is part of the 2010 NCVRW Resource Guide. This 6-minute DVD reminds victims, service providers, allied professionals, and the public that, above all, crime victims deserve to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. OVC encourages the use of this DVD at public awareness, education, and training events to promote and advance crime victims’ rights; to reach out to victims in your community; and to inspire local media to cover NCVRW events and topics. This year’s DVD also includes a customizable 30-second television public service announcement.

2010 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "Crime Victims' Rights: Fairness. Dignity. Respect."
2009 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD “25 Years of Rebuilding Lives:
Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act”

25 Years of Rebuilding Lives: Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act” is included in the 2009 Resource Guide kit as a public awareness tool and a tribute to crime victims and the advocates and public servants who work with them. OVC encourages you to use the DVD to kick off public awareness, education, and training events; reach out to victims in your community; and inspire local media to cover NCVRW events and topics. This year’s DVD also includes a 60-second television public service announcement that can be customized with your contact information.

2009 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "25 Years of Rebuilding Lives: Celebrating the Victims of Crime Act"
2008 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "Justice for Victims. Justice for All"

The 2008 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "Justice for Victims. Justice for All." is part of NCVRW’s campaign for victims’ rights. Listen to victims of crime as they give accounts of their experiences and convey their message that victims have the right to be heard and the right to be treated with fairness.

Reach out to victims in your community with this introductory theme DVD at public awareness, education, and training events throughout the year. View the 2008 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD page today.

2008 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "Justice for Victims. Justice for All"
2007 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "Victims’ Rights: Every Victim. Every Time."

OVC encourages organizations to use this introductory theme DVD—Victims' Rights: Every Victim. Every Time.—throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime.

A 1-minute preview clip is available for you to sample this video.

2007 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "Victims' Rights: Every Victim. Every Time"
2006 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "Victims’ Rights: Strength in Unity"

"Victims’ Rights: Strength in Unity" is included as part of the Resource Guide kit. OVC encourages use of this DVD throughout the year at public awareness, education, and training events in local communities to promote and advance the cause of justice for victims of crime.

A short version of the 6-minute theme DVD is available online in QuickTime and Windows Media formats off the 2006 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD page.

2006 NCVRW Introductory Theme DVD "Victims' Rights: Strength in Unity"

2005 NCVRW Theme: "Justice Isn’t Served Until Crime Victims Are"

This excerpt from the 5-minute DVD introduces the 2005 NCVRW theme and uses a montage of photos, headlines, and personal statements to highlight notable achievements in the victims’ rights field from the past 25 years. It also pays tribute to the legacy of President Ronald W. Reagan, who first proclaimed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 1981. NOTE: This DVD is designed for use in standard DVD players. For PC or laptop users with a DVD drive, additional software may be required.

60-second spot - Transcript link
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2005 NCVRW Theme: "Justice Isn’t Served Until Crime Victims Are"
2004 NCVRW PSA — Victims’ Rights: America’s Values

Clip is excerpted from the DVD of the NCVRW 2004 Resource Guide (Order # NCJ 202045)

The Guide will help communities promote awareness of victim issues all year long. It includes victimization statistics, sample PSAs and speeches, special event ideas, and the NCVRW theme highlights on DVD.

Note: The DVD is only available as part of the Resource Guide package.

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2004 NCVRW PSA - Victims' Rights: America's Values screenshot
2004 NCVRW PSA
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Running Time: 00:50

2001 NCVRW PSA —The Chase

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"The Chase": National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2001
2001 NCVRW PSA
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Running Time: 00:32.02

2000 NCVRW PSA — Victims’ Rights: Dare to Dream

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"Vicimts' Rights: Dare to Dream": National Crime Victims' Rights Week 2000
2000 NCVRW PSA
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2005 Public Service Announcements from the PSA Partnership Project

OVC developed seven public service announcements (PSAs) for television this year for NCVRW 2005, April 10–16, 2005. All individuals who appear in the PSAs are actual victims sharing their powerful experiences as survivors of crime while highlighting the availability of victims’ rights and services. Each PSA is open-captioned for deaf and hard of hearing people.

To get the most out of what OVC offers, you may need to download a free application to view the video clips, such as Flash, QuickTime, or Windows Media players. Links to these free downloads are conveniently located under Viewing User Tips, which also offers download times.

One Crime, Many Victims #1

This PSA features a family describing how a drunk driving crash and the resulting serious injury to a family member permanently affected all of their lives.

60-second spot in English - Transcript link
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2005 PSA: One Crime, Many Victims #1

Victims Have Rights #2

This PSA dramatically illustrates that crime victims have basic rights that parallel the Miranda Rights of accused offenders, while highlighting the availability of assistance and services to help victims cope with the consequences of their victimization.

20-second spot in English - Transcript link
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163 kb low-resolution file
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2005 PSA: Victims Have Rights #2

Victims Have Rights #3

This PSA is a Spanish version that mirrors the PSA described above in #2.

20-second spot in Spanish
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165 kb low-resolution file
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2005 PSA: Victims Have Rights #3

Justice for Victims #1

This PSA highlights the compelling stories of five crime victims and the impact of their victimizations, including a young mother who lost both her legs in a drunk driving crash; a woman assaulted by a stranger with a hammer; the parents and victim/survivor brother of a young homicide victim; a young woman who was raped; and a man who was severely beaten in a hate crime. Each talks about the impact of the crime and how victim services, counseling, and/or advocacy helped them recover in the aftermath of the crimes.

60-second spot in English - Transcript link
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465 kb low-resolution file
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2005 PSA: Justice for Victims #1

Justice for Victims #2

As does "Justice for Victims #1," this PSA highlights the stories of five victims of violent crimes, including: a woman paralyzed by a vicious attack; a teenager killed in a drunk driving crash; the surviving sister of a young man who was murdered; a male law enforcement officer who was sexually assaulted as a child; and the husband of a woman who was killed in a drunk driving crash. Each talks about the impact of the crime and how victim services, victim compensation, counseling, and/or advocacy helped them recover in the aftermath of the crimes.

60-second spot in English - Transcript link
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2005 PSA: Justice for Victims #2

Justice for Victims #3

This PSA features the parents of two young brothers—one murdered and one severely injured—when they were caught in the crossfire of gang violence. They discuss how victim services, victim compensation, and advocacy helped them cope with the consequences of the crime.

30-second spot in English - Transcript link
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240 kb low-resolution file
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2005 PSA: Justice for Victims #3

Justice for Victims #4

In this PSA, a young woman discusses the physical and emotional impact of being raped, and how victim assistance services helped her cope and hold her rapist accountable.

30-second spot in English - Transcript link
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241 kb low-resolution file
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2005 PSA: Justice for Victims #4

More details on these seven PSAs and the PSA Partnership Project are available from the Public Service Announcement Partner Guidebook, produced by Justice Solutions under grant number 2002-VF-GX-K013 awarded by OVC.

For additional inquiries about OVC and victims issues AskOVC or contact OVCRC at 1-800-851-3420.

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