Last week was National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This annual event represents a time to recognize those who have been impacted by crime and to advocate for the needs and rights of every victim/survivor.

Every year in April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which was observed in 2016 on April 10–16. This year’s theme was—Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.— This year’s theme underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery.

For a recap on the presenters, award recipients, and to view photos from this event, please click on the link here: