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Getting Ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8, 2017
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Observed in October

Getting Ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8, 2017

OVC is pleased to announce the 2017 theme for National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW). This year’s theme—Strength. Resilience. Justice.—reflects this vision of the future. One, in which all victims are strengthened by the response they receive, organizations are resilient in response to challenges, and communities are able to seek collective justice and healing.

Update or add your information to the NCVRW Mailing List by October 21, 2016 to receive:

  • 2017 NCVRW Theme Poster digital download and optional printed copy;
  • 2017 NCVRW Resource Guide digital download;
  • Details concerning the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony; and
  • Information about future National Crime Victims’ Service Award nomination periods.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness President Obama proclaimed that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In his proclamation, the President pledges “to ensure every victim of domestic violence knows they are not alone, and foster supportive communities that help survivors seek justice and enjoy full and healthy lives.”

The Domestic Violence Awareness Month Project section of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence website provides customizable materials, training resources, and other tools designed to enhance your efforts to prevent and raise awareness of domestic violence during DVAM.

Additionally, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) developed a series of fact sheets which provide insight into the experience and needs children impacted by domestic violence and provide guidance to support their resilience and recovery.

Obtain additional material from the:

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Observed in October

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Computer interconnectivity has produced enormous benefits but has also enabled criminal activity that exploits this interconnectivity for financial gain and other malicious purposes, such as Internet fraud, child exploitation, and identity theft.

Identity Theft Resource CenterIn recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), OVC highlights the ID Theft Help App, developed by the Identity Theft Resource Center, with funding support from OVC.

This app provides resources for identity theft victims, including direct access to victim advisors through a 24/7 call center or live chat, and also offers educational tools on how to protect yourself against identity theft.

Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. public awareness campaign seeks to increase the understanding of cyber threats and empower the American public to be safer and more secure online.

The DHS NCSAM website also features information to help you promote NCSAM, including suggestions for weekly activities during October and tips and resources for parents, students, and businesses.

Finally, visit the following sites for additional materials on how to stay safe online:

Previously Featured Resources

September 2016: National Preparedness Month

August 2016: Model Standards To Enhance Crime Victim Support

July 2016: Don't Delay: National Crime Victims' Service Awards Nominations Are Due by July 31st

January - June 2016

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Previously Featured Resources

OVC Help Series for Crime Victims. Who To Call. Facts To Know. Download Brochures.