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Getting Ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 8-14, 2018
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Observed in October


Getting Ready for National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 8-14, 2018

Image of 2018 NCVRW Color PaletteThe 2018 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) color palette and a customizable copy of the 2018 NCVRW Theme Poster are now available.

Colors: Navy, pink, and teal. Download the 2018 NCVRW color palette (PDF 565 kb).

Theme Poster: Download a customizable 2018 NCVRW Theme Poster

NCVRW will be commemorated April 8–14, 2018, and this year’s theme—Expand the Circle: Reach All Victims—emphasizes the importance of inclusion in victim services. This year’s theme addresses —

  • how the crime victims field can better ensure that every crime victim has access to services and support, and
  • how professionals, organizations, and communities can work in tandem to reach all victims.

The National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators, under a cooperative agreement with OVC, is seeking proposals for projects to raise public awareness of victims' rights and services in communities. Learn more and apply on the CAP website. Apply by October 16, 2017.

Sign up for the NCVRW mailing list to receive email updates, including the release of the 2018 Resource Guide.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

President Trump proclaimed that Image of No More logoOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In his proclamation, the President states that “[t]ogether we can bolster victims' support networks and encourage and empower them to report offenses.”

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.

Additional materials are available from the —

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Observed in October

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.

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

Image of ID Theft Help AppThis 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 2017: Honoring the Victims and Responders of 9/11

August 2017: Fact Sheets Highlight Current Crime and Victimization Trends

July 2017: Don’t Delay! National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Nominations Are Due by July 31st

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