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.
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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.
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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.
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:
September 2016: National Preparedness Month
August 2016: Model Standards To Enhance Crime Victim Support