UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE COMMEMORATES NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK, APRIL 24–30, 2022

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 24–30, 2022, staff from the United States Attorney’s Office will utilize a Twitter campaign to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and introduce the community to the important resources and services available.

Crime victims are our family, friends, neighbors, and community members. While we can never truly understand the depth of their trauma and the impact on their lives, we can ensure that equitable, inclusive, culturally appropriate, and gender responsive services are available to help them. By enforcing victims’ rights, expanding access to services, and upholding principles of equity and inclusivity for all, we can enable crime victims to find the justice they seek, in whatever form that might take.

The public can follow the Twitter campaign and the United States Attorney’s Office at https://twitter.com/usaowy. A one minute video will be played each day at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate the advancement of victims’ rights and explain how it came to be. In addition, there will be messages posted throughout the week from other agencies and partners who work tirelessly for victims of crime.

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities throughout the country in their annual observances of NCVRW by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme—Rights, access, equity, for all victims— spotlights victim service organizations’ best practices to reach all victims and help them forge new healing pathways. OVC will host the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC, to honor outstanding individuals and programs that serve victims of crime. For additional information about this year’s NCVRW and how to assist crime victims, visit OVC’s website at www.ovc.ojp.gov.