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Submit Nominations for 2018 National Crime Victims' Service Awards
June 15th Is World Elder Abuse Day
Be Counted! Participate in the National Census of Victim Service Providers
Commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month


Submit Nominations for 2018 National Crime Victims' Service Awards

Do you know an extraordinary individual, organization, team, or program that is demonstrating outstanding achievements in supporting victims and victim services? Nominate them for the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards by July 31, 20172018 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards by July 31, 2017.

Recipients of this prestigious award are honored at the National Crime Victims' Service Awards Ceremony, held annually in Washington, D.C.

View past recipients and, if you know a deserving individual, group, team, or program, submit a nomination by July 31, 2017.

Visit the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) website for details about the 2018 NCVRW observation, April 8-14, and the Awards Ceremony as they become available.

June 15th Is World Elder Abuse Day

June 15th Is World Elder Abuse DayWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day, recognized annually on June 15th, is a call–to–action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

In commemoration of World Elder Abuse Day, learn how you can take a stand in the fight against elder abuse by visiting the National Center on Elder Abuse website and making use of the following OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) resources:

Additionally, the Department of Justice, with OVC support, recently launched an elder abuse case review toolkit. This resource facilitates the development and growth of multidisciplinary teams to address elder abuse cases. It also provides information about team structures and functions, along with common issues that arise with developing a case review team.

Additional resources are available on the Elder Abuse/Mistreatment section of our site and the Elder Abuse Special Feature section of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service site.

Be Counted! Participate in the National Census of Victim Service Providers

The National Census of Victim Service ProvidersNational Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) is the first-ever national count of all programs responding to victims and survivors of crime and abuse, providing the most comprehensive picture of the victim services field to date.

Funded by the Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, the NCVSP will capture basic information about the field, helping reveal gaps and opportunities. Your participation is an opportunity for the critical services you provide to be included in the “big picture” of victim response.

Thank you to those who have completed the survey. Please encourage your colleagues and peers to do the same so we have a full, accurate account of the services available to victims.

If you have not completed your NCVSP, please do so today. Log in and complete your survey.

If you have not received an invitation to complete this survey but are serving victims, please contact Angela Herrmann at NORC by phone at 877–504–1086 or email today. If you have already completed this survey and are still being contacted, please also let Ms. Herrmann know, so that she can remove the duplicate listing.

For more information, please visit the NCVSP project webpage.

Commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month

Every year, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is commemorated in June. OVC encourages victim service providers to rededicate themselves to serving LGBTQ victims, who often do not have consistent access to informed services to help them recover in the aftermath of a crime. As a result, LGBTQ victims suffer disproportionately from violence and its effects.

In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, OVC features the online guide, Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault, to help educate those working in the field. Supported by the experiences of transgender survivors, and addressing specific challenges that victim service providers, first responders, and health care providers may encounter, this guide provides practical tools to promote understanding and support for transgender victims.

Previously Featured Resources

May 2017: Accepting Nominations for the National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

April 2017: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

March 2017: 2017 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW)

February 2017: February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

January 2017: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Featured in: July - December 2016 | January - June 2016