OVC annually recognizes individuals, teams, programs, and organizations that demonstrate outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services. The award recipients are selected from public nominations in 11 categories and are honored at the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC.
Nominate a deserving individual, organization, team, or program through the Online Nomination Form today! Nominations are due July 31, 2016.
At the 2016 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony, Attorney General Loretta Lynch honored nine individuals and organizations for outstanding service to crime victims. Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, and Joye E. Frost, Director, OVC, also addressed attendees at this annual event that honors extraordinary service to crime victims.
Details about this event and the award recipients can be found in these online resources:
If you missed the ceremony, view the recording online.
Each year the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) leads the Nation in commemorating National Police Week, which will be observed this year from May 15–21, 2016. Join NLEOMF on May 13th for its Annual Candlelight Vigil in Washington, DC to honor the sacrifices made by our Nation’s law enforcement officers. All are welcome to attend and no tickets are required. If you unable to attend in person, you can view a live webcast of the vigil.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance provides death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders, and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty through the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program. Visit the PSOB site to learn more about this program.
OVC recognizes the critical role of law enforcement in responding to victims of crime and encourages you to visit our Law Enforcement page to view available publications, FAQs, and additional resources.
National Mission Children’s Day is commemorated every year on May 25th as a reminder to continue efforts to reunite missing children with their families and as an occasion to honor those dedicated to this cause. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention offers the following publications to assist families of missing children and survivors –
This May, OVC highlights our Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma video series which addresses the needs of children exposed to crime, abuse, and violence and shows how trauma-informed care can help child victims recover to lead healthy, productive lives. Everyone has a role in protecting children and working to alleviate the harm caused by victimization during childhood.
March 2016: 2016 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW)