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Victims' Rights: Fulfill the Promise

NCJ Number
Date Published
April 2003
86 pages
This document provides a resource guide, which contains public education and community awareness materials regarding victims of crime.
The guide provides information about electronic resources available from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service and Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center, including a comprehensive web site listing. Also included are resources to engage the news media in promoting National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). Resources to maximize communication and public awareness of victims’ rights and needs are listed. Statistical overviews that address 19 topics relevant to crime and victimization are provided. There is a listing of toll-free information and referral numbers for victim assistance. Camera-ready artwork for posters, bookmarks, buttons, ribbon cards, bumper stickers, and a cover page for NCVRW-related documents and NCVRW letterhead are also provided. This guide will help victim service providers plan and implement public awareness activities to commemorate NCVRW and victim assistance activities throughout the year. All contents are organized within six main topics: statistical overviews and resources, landmarks in victims’ rights and services, working with the media, camera-ready artwork, maximizing communication and awareness, and overview of resource guide.

Date Published: April 1, 2003