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2004 National Crime Victims' Rights Week Resource Guide

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103 pages
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This resource guide commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week provides victim service providers and other professionals with information to plan and implement public awareness activities and promote victims’ rights and services.
To generate greater awareness among crime victims, survivors, and communities about victims’ rights and services during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) this resource guide was compiled and is a component of a new National Victim and Public Awareness Strategy sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. The guide seeks to build capacity at the local level to promote victims’ rights and services year-round. It’s designed to increase opportunities for awareness about victims’ rights and services nationwide. The guide includes: public education and community awareness materials; information about electronic resources available; a comprehensive Web site listing; resources to engage the news media in promoting NCVRW; resources to maximize communication and public awareness; statistical overviews addressing 20 topics relevant to crime and victimization; a listing of toll-free numbers for victim assistance; and camera-ready artwork for the designing of public service materials. The guide is divided into six major sections: (1) overview of resource guide; (2) maximizing communication and awareness; (3) camera-ready artwork; (4) working with the media; (5) landmarks in victims’ rights and services; and (6) statistical overviews and resources. In addition, there is an introductory theme DVD, illustrating the theme of 2004 NCVRW, an artwork CD, and a public education poster.

Date Published: January 1, 2004